Kyrie Irving
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The Brooklyn Nets superstar, Kyrie Irving, has been in the middle of hell’s storm because of his recent Antisemitic controversy. Because of the incident, Brooklyn Nets owner, Joe Tsai, has suspended Irving for at least 6 games without pay. However, since his suspension, Kyrie is set to miss his eighth game on Thursday night, against the Portland Trailblazers. With his current situation with the NBA and his team, will Kyrie Irving ever return to the court?

According to some sources and ESPN, Kyrie Irving could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets by Sunday against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies.

His negotiations with Joe Tsai (along with his demands) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are reportedly nearing completion. Additionally, Kyrie has since condemned Antisemitism. With an agreement coming to a close, Kyrie’s suspension may be lifted very soon.

“He has been grappling with the full weight of the impact of his voice and actions, particularly in the Jewish community. Kyrie rejects antisemitism in any form, and he’s dedicated to bettering himself and increasing his level of understanding. He plans to continue this journey well into the future to ensure that his words and actions align with his pursuit of truth and knowledge.” – National Basketball Players Association (NBA) Executive Director, Tamika Tremaglio, told ESPN earlier this week.
Related: NBA: Why is Kyrie Irving suspended by the NBA and Nike?; Antisemitism controversy

The NBPA, especially Tremaglio, has been assisting Kyrie with his legal challenges with the league and the Brooklyn Nets. Another player and NBPA’s Vice President, Jaylen Brown, has also been vocal about his thoughts regarding the Irving case. It was also reported that the NBPA will take a course of action if Kyrie Irving will still not be allowed to play in an NBA game. But, with the current progress, it is now unlikely to happen.

Related: NBA Teams That Might Take Kyrie Irving

Speaking of the Brooklyn Nets, the All-Star point guard, Ben Simmons, is extremely underperforming this year

The former Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons, is playing his worst basketball by far in his career. This season, through 5 games played, Simmons has only averaged 5.8 points, 5.6 assists, and 6.1 rebounds. This has been his worst output since he entered the league.

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Related: NBA: What Ben Simmons Can Offer to the Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are currently 6-9 without Kyrie, the 12th in the East. Thanks to Kevin Durant, this squad continues to rally even though two of their starters are usually out of rotation. With Simmon’s terrible performance, how will he be able to bounce back?


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Sources: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, NBA
John Micheal (sometimes called JM or Mike) has been writing various types of professional articles for almost 2 years now. He is an avid sports fan and has been following the NBA since the early 2000s. He also loves playing a lot of video games like DotA 2, Valorant, but MMOs have a special places in JM's heart. Not only is he a huge fan of basketball and video games, he also loves movies and tv shows. He is a huge MARVEL and MCU fan plus he is into a lot of superhero stuff.