PG Kyrie Irving has been suspended at least five games by the Brooklyn Nets for failing to apologize after posting an anti-semitic video. Kyrie did post an apology on Twitter a few hours after the suspension. Philadelphia and Houston were the center of the sports world as the Eagles beat the Texans on Thursday night football to remain undefeated at 8-0. Over in the World Series, the Phillies weren’t as lucky as they fell to the Astros in Game 5. The 76ers got some bad news as James Harden will be out at least a month after spraining a tendon in his foot. Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray is off to a fast start in his career.
JARED QUAY: Last week, the Brooklyn Nets point guard, Kyrie Irving tweeted out a link to a documentary containing anti-Semitic material. Yesterday Irving spoke with media and was asked point blank if he had any anti-Semitic beliefs.
KYRIE IRVING: I don't know how the label becomes justified, because you guys asked me the same questions over and over again.
- --on that question, yes or no.
KYRIE IRVING: I cannot be anti-Semitic if I know where I come from.
JARED QUAY: Irving's failure to apologize for his actions, and refusal to say that he doesn't hold any anti-Semitic beliefs, has led to the Nets suspending him for at least five games. The organization said that Irving needs to complete a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct, before he can return from suspension. If Irving is able to complete the assignment, he will be able to return for the Nets next Sunday in LA against the Lakers. The city of Philadelphia was the center of the sports universe last night, with game 5 of the World Series happening in Philadelphia.
- Simply put, he just feels so lucky to be here, having had it all taken away for a while. Strikes out Realmuto with the fastball.
JARED QUAY: And the Eagles trying to stay undefeated, with their game against the Texans in Houston. Unfortunately, it was a mixed bag for Philly sports fans on the field. And adding injury to insult, was the news that 76ers star, James Harden is hurt. The veteran guard sprained it tendon in his right foot on Wednesday--
JARED QUAY: --and is expected to miss the entire month.
- That's a bummer.
JARED QUAY: While Harding is busy rehabbing, we'll keep an eye on emerging young talent around the league. So let's check in on this year's rookie class, with ballers of the future presented by iShares. You know which rookie leads the league in minutes this season? Keegan Murray, that's who.
- Kings up 4, going up by high, [INAUDIBLE] for young Keegan Murray.
JARED QUAY: Drafted fourth overall by the Sacramento Kings, Murray is making his mark early, averaging 15.7 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 block per game. The forward out of Iowa is logging more than 34 minutes per contest, and shooting 48.6% from the field.
- Pretty good.
JARED QUAY: The team, as a whole, is off to a slow start with a 2-5 record. When we draft the player fourth overall, that's a long-term investment. And since the Kings haven't made the playoffs since 2006, adding roster depth with a player like Murray, is a great start to building a solid future. And you at home can learn the importance of long-term investing alongside pro ballers, by checking out the iShares future ballers, at ishares.com/ishares-ballers. I know where I'll be on Saturday.
- Wheres that?
JARED QUAY: In front of the TV watching the Kings take on the Magic in Orlando. Keegan Murray versus the number one overall pick, Paolo Banchero, that match-up is going to be lit. Sure these teams are combined 3-13, but you know matchups between struggling teams are always wowed, and I'm here for young and hungry.