Kyrie Irving ‘could return to Brooklyn Nets action on SUNDAY with suspended star close to satisfying series of objective remedial measures’ set by the team after ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet
Kyrie Irving could reportedly make his comeback from suspension against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
The embattled star was banned by the Brooklyn Nets ‘until he satisfies a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct’ after posting a link to the Amazon page of a film based on a book described as ‘anti-Semitic’.
The 30-year-old is now closing in on a return by meeting the road to redemption measures, according to ESPN.
Kyrie Irving could reportedly make his Brooklyn Nets comeback from suspension on Sunday
He was suspended for at least five games and served that minimum ban on Saturday but owner Joe Tsai said Irving still had ‘work to do’ at their win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Irving sat out the Nets’ 116-103 loss to the LA Lakers Sunday and did not play in the team’s 153-121 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
The report claims Irving will remain out and miss his eighth game in a row when the Nets face the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.
The 30-year-old ignited controversy by tweeting a link to the Amazon page for the 2018 film ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.’
Nets owner Joe Tsai (right) said Irving (left) ‘still has work to do’ after ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet
The movie is based on a 2015 book by the same name, which Rolling Stone described as ‘venomously anti-Semitic.’
Since posting the Amazon link to the film on Twitter, Irving quarreled with media, telling reporters ‘I’m not going to stand down on anything that I believe in.’ He then appeared to backtrack by deleting the post without an explanation.
After days of competing statements from Irving, the Nets, Tsai, and Silver, the club suspended the All-Star for at least five games.
Irving, who has been criticized for failing to apologize, finally said he was sorry in a statement, but only after he got his minimum five-game ban from the Nets.
The Nets released an angry and frustrated statement earlier this month, saying the decision to suspend Irving stemmed from his ongoing lack of apology, the latest of refusal coming after an awful media appearance.
While Tsai told The Post on Saturday: ‘He still has work to do.
‘He has to show people that he’s sorry.
‘What’s important — and what people miss — is he only apologized after he was suspended.’
Irving has never had a set date for his return.