Kyrie Irving

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving for his promotion of a film that has been heavily criticized for its antisemitism views.

Irving has largely been avoiding the media since this criticism began, and when he did address reporters, it didn’t go very well.

A formal apology still has not come from Kyrie regarding his promotion of the film. However, on Thursday, he was asked whether or not that would come from him eventually.

“I didn’t mean to cause any harm,” said Irving via SNY Nets on Twitter. “I’m not the one who made the documentary.”

While Irving did not issue an apology, he did say that “some of” the criticisms of the Jewish faith in the film did not represent his beliefs.

“I think some of the criticism of the Jewish faith in the community for sure,” said Irving. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.”

He was later given a chance to publicly admonish any rumors that he was antisemitic, being asked flat out whether or not he had any antisemitic beliefs.

Irving instead decided to give a far more cryptic response.

“I can not be antisemitic if I know where I come from,” said Irving.

These interviews gave Irving several chances to distance himself from rumors that he may be antisemitic, but he instead decided to dance around the answer.

His responses certainly got many around the NBA talking, with many blasting him yet again for this controversial interview.

Considering his answer to these questions, it doesn’t look like this controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving will be going away anytime soon.

[AA, SNY Nets on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.