What is Kyrie Irving's net worth? Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for no less than 5 games for antisemitic post

'I am a seeker of truth and knowledge,' wrote Irving in his apology post, claiming he never wanted to 'cause pain' to the Jewish community

What is Kyrie Irving's net worth? Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for no less than 5 games for antisemitic post
Brooklyn Nets has suspended 'Rookie of the Year' Kyrie Irving for refusing to denounce his antisemitism stance about a controversial documenta (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: The Brooklyn Nets has suspended 'Rookie of the Year' Kyrie Irving on Thursday, November 3, for a minimum of five games, claiming that after having a second press conference to discuss a contentious documentary, he had still refused to denounce his antisemitism. When asked if he has any antisemitic views during the brief media interaction on November 3, the 30-year-old Irving replied: "Again, I'm going to repeat, I don't know how the label becomes justified because you guys ask me the same questions over and over again. But this is not going to turn into a spin around the cycle, questions upon questions. I told you guys how I felt. I respect all walks of life and embrace all walks of life. That's where I sit."

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Daily Mail reported that Irving claimed that he "cannot be antisemitic if he knows where he comes from" when asked for a more detailed response. Irving had shared a link to a documentary called ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,’ based on a 2015 book of the same name by Ronald Dalton Jr. Both the book and documentary have been criticized for their antisemitic message. The star guard finally expressed regret late Thursday night for posting a link to the antisemitic movie online after the Brooklyn Nets suspended him and the Anti-Defamation League turned down his $500k donation. Irving, as 'Rookie of the Year,' is one of the world's highest-paid athletes after signing a lucrative 4-year contract in 2019.

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'I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain'

Irving took to Instagram and finally apologized for promoting the antisemitic film, writing, "To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize. I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary." He claimed he had no intention of demeaning Jewish culture and heritage, stating, "I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate. I am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all. I am no different than any other human being. I am a seeker of truth and knowledge, and I know who I Am."

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Nets owner Joe Tsai too took it to Twitter on Friday night, October 28, and wrote, "I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation. I want to sit down and make sure he understands this is hurtful to all of us, and as a man of faith, it is wrong to promote hate based on race, ethnicity or religion." Tsai added, “This is bigger than basketball."

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Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks up and points to the sky in the fourth quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets 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.
Kyrie Irving's net worth as of November 2022 is $90 Million. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

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What is Kyrie Irving's net worth?

According to Forbes, after spending two seasons with the Boston Celtics, Irving agreed to a four-year, $141 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. In 2016, he assisted the Cleveland Cavaliers in winning the NBA title, but the following summer, he was moved to the Boston Celtics. NBA players enjoy Irving's Nike shoe, which is one of the company's best-selling models. A 2018 feature film with Irving playing the elderly Uncle Drew was inspired by a popular Pepsi advertisement campaign; Irving holds some ownership of the character. Irving negotiated endorsement contracts with General Mills and Aleve that were connected to the movie, which brought in $47 million at the box office. Wealthy gorilla reported that Irving's net worth as of November 2022 is $90 million.

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