The Brooklyn Nets have informed suspended star Kyrie Irving of six work items that must be completed to return to the franchise after the controversy over posting links to films containing anti-Semitic material, several league sources told The Athletic. Apologize for posting the link to the movie on October 27th, denounce the harmful and false content, and make it clear that he has no anti-Semitic beliefs. Complete the anti-hate movement agreed by Irving, Nets, and the Anti-Defamation League in a joint announcement on November 2nd. This includes a $500,000 donation to organizations and organizations that work to end hatred and intolerance in our communities. The perfect sensitivity training made by Nets. Complete the Anti-Semitism/Anti-Hate Training designed by Nets. Meet representatives of the Anti-Defamation League and leaders of the Jewish community in Brooklyn. After completing 1-5, you meet owner Joe Tsai and the lead franchisee representative to demonstrate that you understand the lessons learned and the seriousness of the damage caused by the situation, and assure you that this type of behavior will not be repeated. Source: Nets delivered 6 items Kyrie Irving must complete to return to the team. – Film Apology/Condemn – Donate $500,000 to Anti-Hate Movement – Sensitivity Education – Anti-Semitic Education – ADL, Meet Jewish Leaders – Meet Joe Tsai for Show your understanding — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 6, 2022 Nets general manager Sean Marks said on Friday, “I’ll give him time.” “It’s up to him. Again, his actions will speak louder than words, and he’ll see where he goes if he wants to get involved: “Last Thursday the Nets were guards,” he clearly said. There are no anti-Semitic views.” Irving met with the media on October 29 and November 3, blaming the movie he claimed he had seen on Amazon and made no explicit apology for posting the content. Commissioner Adam Silver made a strong statement last Thursday. “We have made the reckless decision to post links to films that contain highly offensive anti-Semitic material,” Silver said in a statement. “I appreciate the fact that he has agreed to work with the Brooklyn Nets and the League Against Defamation to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination, but I do appreciate that he did not offer an unconditional apology, more specifically despicable and harmful contained in the film. It is to promote the content. I will meet with Kyrie in person next week to discuss the situation.” In a statement last Thursday, Nets said the organization “continued to attempt to work with Kyrie Irving to help her understand and understand the damage. The dangers of his words and actions, which began with the release of a film of deeply disturbing anti-Semitic hatred.” Hours after receiving team discipline, Irving apologized on a public Instagram post late Thursday night. “Friday night Nike announced that it would cease its relationship with Irving, take immediate effect, and no longer launch the new Kyrie 8,” Irving said. We also condemn the anti-Semiticism of the United States. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on all” (Photo: Dustin Satloff / Getty Images).
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