What to Know About Kyrie Irving’s Antisemitic Movie Post and the Fallout
Irving’s movie post ignited a firestorm across the internet.
For all who watched the movie — and there was a lot of it — this was one of the more difficult, painful, uncomfortable events to endure. It will likely take some time for the full effects to emerge.
“It’s a tough decision,” Irving said. “You come out in the fall and you’re going to say: The team was in a great spot. It was exciting. It wasn’t the playoffs, but I didn’t think we needed a playoff run to win a championship. We were in a great spot. … It all turned out to be a mess.”
With this as a backdrop, Irving took the decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after a season that had been expected to be a referendum on his career. His decision will bring about the beginning of the end for his Cavaliers career.
A new chapter of a much different era begins this time next year. Now, we await the full effect of what Irving has done in his short career.
Now that we have seen some of the fallout, we’ll now go on to outline some of the many unanswered questions that this has raised.
What’s the Issue? What Is Being Questioned?
The issues have been numerous, but perhaps the most pressing is the backlash surrounding the release of a movie that featured the Brooklyn Nets’ top draft pick Kyrie Irving in a negative light.
Here’s the back story.
Kyrie Irving has had a mixed career. He began in the New Jersey. In 2012, he became the first pick in the draft to be named the Rookie of the Year. He has played alongside the likes of Jimmy Butler, Kyle Korver, and Nikola Vucevic. He became an All-Star last year. In the first round, he received the highest pick that the Cleveland Cavaliers had ever received in their history. After, there was a stretch of injuries that kept him out of the Cleveland lineup for an entire season. He was once again a key player on a team that lost in the NBA Finals in June 2017.