The Brooklyn Nets are a mess. On Tuesday alone, the team not only parted ways with head coach Steve Nash but also seem to be targeting suspended head coach Ime Udoka to replace him. Now, they’ve made a decision regarding the media availability of point guard Kyrie Irving, who we last saw preside over a tumultuous press conference over the weekend and has essentially been muzzled by the team.
sean marks says kyrie irving won’t do media tonight because “we don’t want to cause more fuss right now.”
“let’s let him simmer down,” marks said.
— James Herbert (@outsidethenba) November 1, 2022
“Sean Marks says Kyrie Irving won’t do media tonight,” tweeted CBS Sports NBA writer James Herbert. Herbert said the reason was, “We don’t want to cause more fuss right now. Let’s let him simmer down.”
It’s not hard to really imagine weaker moves made by those around the Nets and Kyrie right now. The sheer amount of insanity regarding this situation continues to swell by the day. Kyrie’s antisemitic comments have irritated many, including those in the sports media landscape. And with all eyes on them, the NBA included, nobody seems to be making the right decisions here.
The NBA was roasted and even char-broiled in some cases following their weak response to Kyrie and his antisemitic comments. Now, the NBA world is teeing off on the Nets and General Manager Sean Marks in the wake of this development:
He’s 30 years old, not in third grade. This organization is rotten. https://t.co/hpoPLmQVqF
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 1, 2022
reducing antisemitism and holocaust denial to “fuss” is pretty much where we are at as a society https://t.co/v0W1VzYpZT
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) November 1, 2022
— ian karmel (@IanKarmel) November 1, 2022
The 2022 Nets, famously an anti-fuss organization. https://t.co/KMherNxjkP
— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) November 1, 2022
If you have a player that's so racist/bigoted/wrong that you literally can't let him talk to the media, maybe that's a sign… https://t.co/PUiHUPHw1W
— Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) November 1, 2022
Imagine letting someone "simmer down" rather than address the fact that he promoted a holocaust denying documentary.
The Nets organization is letting him put their jersey on. https://t.co/HW9H6Azdyq
— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) November 1, 2022
They can’t trust one of the faces of the franchise that’s getting paid $36 million this season to talk with reporters without spewing anti-Semitic and looney tune conspiracy BS.
Says all you need to know about Kyrie. https://t.co/7h2RVVsNMm
— Matt Infield (@Matt_Infield) November 1, 2022
“More fuss,” incredible https://t.co/vB2vvC8jph
— Josh Eberley 🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) November 1, 2022