Kyrie Irving met Adam Silver

Kyrie Irving met Adam Silver

Suspended at least five matches without pay by the Nets for sharing anti-Semitic content on social media and initially refusing to issue a clear apology, Kyrie Irving must now prove to its leaders, but also the NBA, that he has become aware of the seriousness of his actions and that he is not anti-Semitic.

This notably involves a meeting with Adam Silverthe big boss of the NBA, and according to the PA, the two men saw each other on Tuesday. We imagine that it was in New York in the offices of the NBA, even if not much filtered from this meeting. The Athletic simply explained that the meeting had been “productive and understanding”. A week ago, Adam Silver reacted to the controversy by announcing to meet Kyrie Irving.

“Kyrie Irving made a rash decision by posting a link to a film containing deeply offensive anti-Semitic material” explained the commissioner. “While we appreciate that he has agreed to work with the Brooklyn Nets and the Anti-Defamation League to combat anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination, I am disappointed that he did not present unreserved apologies and that he did not more specifically denounce the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to promote. I will be meeting with Kyrie in person over the next week to discuss this situation.”

This meeting is only one step in the path of Kyrie Irving to find the land. The Nets set him a six-step program, and until he has fulfilled these obligations, he will not play again.

This Wednesday, Kyrie Irving will miss his 4th game, and it’s the derby against the Knicks. Then, his training leaves on a “road trip” of four matches in the West, and we do not know if he will accompany his teammates.