Jay Williams Claims He Got Death Threats For Kyrie Irving Takes

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Jay Williams faced backlash for defending Kyrie Irving.

Kyrie Irving's stance on the vaccine has a lot of people up in arms these days. There have been various hot takes on the internet as to what the Nets should do with Kyrie, and as you can imagine, one of the loudest voices has been Stephen A. Smith. Smith has received his fair share of criticism for dunking on Kyrie, although it seems as though Smith's ESPN colleague Jay Williams has gotten it just as bad.

While speaking to TMZ recently, Williams revealed that he has received death threats due to the fact that he has defended Kyrie. Williams believes that the backlash against Kyrie is unfair right now, and as it turns out, these takes have some wishing death on the former Duke star.

“Thank God I almost passed away when I was 21 years old,” Jay said. “You know some of the crazy s*** that people say to me on the internet when they disagree with my opinion? Go hit a pole, go die again, aww Duke education. Thank God I went through that experience, ’cause I don’t need other people to justify how I think about myself.”

Needless to say, these topics have become extremely polarizing to the point where people are issuing death threats. It is a truly unfortunate situation, and hopefully, Williams is able to find some peace sooner rather than later.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.