Kyrie Irving's Apology Earns Reaction From Nets GM Sean Marks

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Kyrie Irving and the Nets are embroiled in quite a bit of controversy.

Kyrie Irving is having a rough go of things right now after sharing an anti-Semitic documentary on social media. Over the last few days, Irving has been asked to apologize for his actions, but for the most part, he simply refused to. He continued to make ambiguous statements in the media, and the Nets weren't happy about it.

Last night, the team issued a statement in which they claimed that Irving would have to miss a minimum of five games. They felt like his lack of apology was simply unacceptable, and they want him to meet with Jewish leaders before coming back to the floor. As it turns out, this punishment led to an actual apology from Irving.

"To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize," Kyrie wrote. "I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.

"I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate. I am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all." I am no different than any other human being. I am a seeker of truth and knowledge, and I know who I Am."

Today, Nick Friedell reported on how Nets general manager Sean Marks is taking all of this. Marks says he is happy that Kyrie apologized and that he hopes Kyrie will continue to put in the work.

It is also interesting to note that the Nets had absolutely no intention of releasing Kyrie. They believe that Kyrie is still integral to the success of the franchise, and while they will miss him for five games, they expect him to be back very soon.

Stay tuned to HNHH for updates on this developing story.

About The Author
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.