Kyrie Irving Is Closer Than Ever To Returning

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Kyrie Irving is gearing up for his return.

Kyrie Irving is one of the best point guards in the entire league. Unfortunately, things haven't been strictly basketball with him in a while. His public comments have gotten him into trouble, and his latest antisemitism scandal is the worst example of this.

Nets Requirements

Following his now-deleted tweet, Kyrie was forced to apologize for his actions. The Brooklyn Nets suspended him and subsequently gave him a list of requirements he must complete before coming back. In the tweet down below, you can see that this includes donating money, meeting with Jewish leaders, sensitive training, and even condemning the movie.

Since that time, the Nets have received flack for how they've handled this. Many feel like Joe Tsai is treating Kyrie like he's anything other than human. Additionally, white athletes are never held to this kind of standard, which is certainly troubling.

Kyrie Set To Return

With all that being said, Kyrie is now close to returning to the Nets. He has completed his tasks, and the Nets are expected to activate him on Sunday. This is just in time for a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. According to Tamika Tremaglio of the WNBA, Kyrie has learned his lesson.

"He has been grappling with the full weight of the impact of his voice and actions, particularly in the Jewish community," Tremaglio said. "Kyrie rejects antisemitism in any form, and he’s dedicated to bettering himself and increasing his level of understanding."

Overall, this is very good news for the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie is someone they need on the team in order to succeed. They are in a hole early this season, and the Irving stuff certainly has not helped. We know KD will be happy to have him back.

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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.