Suspended at least five matches by the Brooklyn Nets after promoting a film with anti-Semitic overtones, and after being late in apologizing, playmaker Kyrie Irving now knows the conditions for his return to competition: a list of six “items” to complete, which serve as a test for the former NBA champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2016).
Journalist Shams Sharania (The Athletic) revealed the content of the list as follows:
– Apologize and condemn the content of the film that he had shared on social networks
– Make a donation of $500,000 to an association fighting against hate
– Undergo sensitivity training
– Take specific training on anti-Semitism
– Meet the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and representatives of the Jewish community
— Speak with Nets owner Joe Tsai to gauge his level of understanding of the damage caused by his media outing
The interview with Joe Tsai will only take place once the first five criteria have been met. There is no guarantee that all of this can be accomplished in a space of five games, when the Nets have already played two – and won two – without him.