The Brooklyn Nets suspended star point guard Kyrie Irving on Thursday after Irving refused to specifically condemn antisemitism and apologize for sharing a controversial movie earlier in the week during media availability.
The Nets’ statement in part said Irving wasn’t fit to be associated with the organization, and he must satisfy unspecified team requirements to return to the court. Irving is set to lose $2.2 million in wages if he misses five games and lost roughly $17 million last season over his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Irving, at long last, has since apologized for sharing the movie and condemned antisemitism. However, the controversial movie that he pushed to his four million social media followers and let stand for a week has now risen in book form to be the No. 1 bestseller in the “Christian Education” and “African American Demographics Studies” categories on Amazon.
The anti-Semitic book that Kyrie put up on his social media is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in at least two categories. The dude tried to split hairs and claim that his platforming of this material wasn't a "promotion." pic.twitter.com/hPFePx9YGg
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) November 3, 2022
“The anti-Semitic book that Kyrie put up on his social media is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in at least two categories. The dude tried to split hairs and claim that his platforming of this material wasn’t a ‘promotion,'” wrote Emma Vigeland.
The Nets, sans Irving, are next in action Friday night in the nation’s capital as they play the Washington Wizards.