Kyrie Irving was kept away from the media on Tuesday night following the Nets’ loss to the Bulls, but Irving released a joint statement with the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday addressing his promotion of an antisemitic film.
In a statement, the Nets announced that the team and Irving will each donate $500,000 “toward causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities.” The team will also host “a series of community conversations at Barclays Center” in a partnership with the ADL.
In the statement, Irving says that he stands “with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day.
“I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility. I do not believe everything said in the documentary was true or reflects my morals and principles. I am a human being learning from all walks of life and I intend to do so with an open mind and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, we meant no harm to any one group, race or religion of people, and wish to only be a beacon of truth and light.”
Joint statement from Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League pic.twitter.com/5szamIClsh
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 2, 2022