Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has become the talking point of the NBA world. This is all simply because he shared a link to a documentary that many people consider to be anti-Semitic. The 2022-2023 NBA season is still underway and Irving is answerable to the media after every game.
Therefore, it was no surprise to find out that he was questioned about the post by the media. One would assume Kyrie kept his cool and dealt with the situation promptly. However, things got quite heated between the NBA star and a reporter asking him questions.The media has not been given a good name in recent times. Especially by people like Kyrie who believes the media are pawns in the system, who paraphrase him when suitable. With that being said, we should learn more about how this interaction between Irving and the reporter went down.
Kyrie Irving says the media do exactly what he did
The world is divided on whether this is a serious issue or not. Some think many NBA players like LeBron James are silent as the victims are now Jews and not blacks. Thus, making everyone look like hypocrites.
In any case, all of this puts Kyrie in the crossfire for simply sharing a link on social media. Some people have even gone to the extent of comparing his actions to what former Phoneix Suns owner Robert Sarver did. Kyrie was given a chance to explain himself in a postgame interview. However, it ended up taking quite a dramatic turn.
Kyrie got into an argument about whether he was truly promoting the documentary by sharing it with a reporter. He took this chance to make a scathing statement that is somewhat valid.
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“Can you please stop calling it a promotion? What am I promoting? But I’m promoting it?… Yeah, I put it out there just like you things put things out there right? ok so you things put things out there for a living right? so let’s move on”The reporter was trying to insinuate that Kyrie was promoting the movie but simply putting it out there. The argument did not end there as Irving was growing sick of what these types of reporters were trying to do.
“Great, so let’s move on, let’s move on. Don’t dehumanize me up here. I’m another human being I can post whatever I want so say that shut it down and move on to the next question. I don’t have to understand nothing from you, move on.”
Kyrie was sick and tired of this interview and exited it soon after. Considering that his own teammate KD says this changes nothing for the team, Perhaps the media are blowing things out of proportion.