'Do your job': Kyrie Irving joins growing chorus of voices demanding Joe Biden free Brittney Griner

'Do your job': Kyrie Irving joins growing chorus of voices demanding Joe Biden free Brittney Griner
Kyrie Irving has requested Biden to get Brittney Griner released from Russian prison(Getty Images/ Elsa, Alex Wong, and Ethan Miller)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Kyrie Irving sent out a message to President Joe Biden on Wednesday, October 19, as he asked him to do his “job”. The 30-year-old took the mic before before the Brooklyn Nets started the game at Barclay's Center and declared, “The big picture that's going on in the world is to free our sister Brittney Griner.”

He went on to add, “Please. Please. POTUS do your job. Everybody do your job. Please bring our sister home. We wouldn't be doing our jobs to the best of our abilities if we didn't stand on what we believe in.” Irving’s comments came a day after Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry had made the same demands.

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He said, “We use our platform and the opportunity to shout out a very special member of the basketball community. Brittney Griner's birthday is today, she's 32 years old. We want to continue to let her name be known and it's been 243 days since she's been wrongfully incarcerated in Russia, we hope that she comes home soon and everybody's doing their part to get her home.”

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 18, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 18, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

October 18 was Griner’s birthday and wishing her, WNBA shared a post on its official Twitter page that read, “Happy Birthday Brittney Griner, we will not forget about you and we will not stop fighting for you. The W won’t be the same until you’re home 🧡 #WeAreBG.”

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On the special day, the basketball star also issued a statement via her lawyers from Russia, where she has been imprisoned on drug charges, which noted, “Thank you everyone for fighting so hard to get me home. All the support and love are definitely helping me.”

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Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury during Game Three of the 2021 WNBA semifinals at Desert Financial Arena on October 03, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Aces 87-60. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury during Game Three of the 2021 WNBA semifinals at Desert Financial Arena on October 03, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Aces 87-60. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Irving received a lot of slamming from people online after asking the POTUS to do something for Griner. A critic of him tweeted, “Kyrie telling the president ‘do his job’ after playing half a season and getting swept first round is sending me 💀.” The second user wrote, “Coming from this guy?🤡 I love stand up comedy… 🤪.”

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Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after scoring 50 points and defeating the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on March 08, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after scoring 50 points and defeating the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center on March 08, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

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The third user shared, “Don’t bring weed into the country. Quick 20sec google search and anyone can find it out. Also, she was railing against the US while she was here, so she can stay and do her time, and maybe she’ll appreciate the US more.” The fourth user added, “Do your job? Coming from the guy who only wants to play when he feels like it? Ayo Nets, wrong spokesperson to represent your franchise. 🤡”.

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A tweet read, “These clowns care more about a fool in Griner who brought weed to Russia and got caught, than Blacks in the US having running/Clean Water in their neighborhoods. Kyrie like the others are frauds.” “A grown woman who has been there several times and knows the laws broke said rules. Jailed for those crimes and stupidity. Let’s move on. We have bigger issues in this country. POTUS needs to stay away from this,” another tweet stated.

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