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Kyrie Irving: 'I'm not going to stand down on anything that I believe in'


Adam Zagoria: Kyrie doubles down on his post: “I’m not going to stand down on anything that I believe in. I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.”
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Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on ⁦@njdotcom
In heated exchange with reporters, Kyrie Irving defends recent posts: ‘I’m not going to stand down on anything that I believe in’ – nj.com nj.com/nets/2022/10/i…8:41 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kyrie Irving responds to the criticism he received after showing support for an anti-semitic film 👀 pic.twitter.com/zw52yPMChS5:45 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kyrie Irving: Not going to stand down on anything that I believe in. I have a whole army around me sportando.basketball/en/kyrie-irvin…5:20 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Irving: Non rinuncerò mai a quello in cui credo. E sarò più forte, ho un esercito attorno a me sportando.basketball/irving-non-rin…5:08 AM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
If you’re still defending Kyrie Irving or Kanye West, unfollow me. I have no patience for fools, Stans or the clowns who tolerate hate speech just because they used to hoop/rap well. Even before they were washed, making excuses for what they’re spewing is indefensible. – 4:54 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kyrie Irving attacked an ESPN reporter verbally in a post-game conference 😤
“Don’t dehumanize me up here.”
basketnews.com/news-180122-ky…4:03 AM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Kyrie stans straight up inhaling copium thinking he owned Friedell lol – 1:53 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Updated Kyrie story from yesterday: theathletic.com/3741410/2022/1…1:22 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving doubles down on controversial tweet: ‘I’m not going to stand down’ #Nets #NBA nypost.com/2022/10/30/kyr… via @nypostsports12:55 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving: “I’m not going to stand down on anything I believe in. I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.”
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…‘ – 12:43 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Somebody really needed to sit down Kyrie & give him some books. Not the self-published kind sold on the corner. Actual books that were originally printed in hard back copies. He’s always talking about what he finds on YouTube or a Google search, when he needed to visit a library. – 12:20 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kyrie first proclaims:
“I’m in a unique position to have a level of influence on my community.”
Less than a minute later, Irving states: “I am no different than any other human being… You guys come in here and make up this powerful influence I have.”
pic.twitter.com/ASrfcxjNJ011:40 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
In heated exchange with reporters, Kyrie Irving defends posts on anti-Semitic film and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones nj.com/nets/2022/10/i…11:28 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
“Don’t dehumanize me up here”, Kyrie Irving says when answering a line of questioning pertaining to social media posts he made about dehumanizing those of the Jewish faith. – 11:11 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Know Nets PR cut off the Kyrie presser and beat reporters had other things to ask first, but at some point I’d really like someone to ask Kyrie if he believes that Jews worship Satan. – 11:02 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kyrie on the film: “I’m promoting it? I put it out there just like you put things out there. You put things out there for a living right? Great, so let’s move on. Don’t dehumanize me up here. I can post whatever I want, say that and shut it down and move on to the next question.” – 10:56 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving: “I respect what Joe (Tsai, #Nets owner) said but there has a lot to do w/ the not ego or pride of how proud I am to be of African heritage but also to be living as a free black man here in America knowing the historical complexities for me to get here.” @Joe Tsai10:52 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Kyrie doubles down on his post:
“I’m not going to stand down on anything that I believe in. I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.” – 10:50 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving said a lot of things in his postgame presser and I’m not going to do him the disservice of paraphrasing. Will have full quotes soon. – 10:48 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie: “I do not stand w/ Alex Jones’ position, narrative that he had with Sandy Hook or any of the kids that felt like they had to relive trauma or parents that had to relive trauma, or to be dismissive to all the lives that were lost during that tragic event.” #Nets10:46 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving: “I’m not going to stand down anything that I believe in. I’m only gonna get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me while we’re on the topic of promotion.” #Nets10:43 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked about his Alex Jones post from a few weeks ago, Kyrie Irving said “I do not support Alex Jones.” Said the post he had on Jones was from the 90s. – 10:43 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Those 1-and-5 Nets just lost first of two-game home set to tanking Pacers. ‘I’m racked with Jewish guilt,’ Kyrie Irving confided to Frank Drucker.., – 10:36 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most points in losses this season:
165 — Durant
153 — Kyrie
129 — LeBron pic.twitter.com/rICRyhXAil10:19 PM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Nash is obviously gonna be Fall Guy #1 for the Nets… but the Simmons trade was a catastrophe, Kyrie is one of the biggest week to week distractions in recent NBA history, and the front office has absolutely stunk for two-plus years. – 10:00 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Kyrie Irving last 4 games:
34.5 PPG
3.0 3PM
51.0 FG%
0-4. pic.twitter.com/ZUfl3sVypl10:00 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Shorthanded Pacers beat the Nets 125-116. About as bad of a loss as there’s been in the KD/Kyrie era. Irving scored 35 points, Durant had 26. Pacers 23 made 3s tie a Nets franchise-record for most surrendered in a game. Same matchup at Barclays on Monday. – 9:55 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Nets with an odd strategy to change the subject from Kryie Irving tonight. – 9:50 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
kd after kyrie left mathurin all alone in the corner pic.twitter.com/xak9Hmyz8K9:50 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets trail the Pacers 92-90. Kyrie Irving has a game-high 26 points, KD has 14, Joe w/11. Nets up to 41 percent shooting from 3. – 9:15 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
The Nets offense tonight: Kyrie Irving
The Nets defense tonight: – 8:55 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nets star Kyrie Irving denies being an antisemite despite promoting hateful film newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday8:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Pacers lead the Nets 63-62. KD took just four shots. Very unlike him. Kyrie has 15 points on 75 percent shooting. Seth Curry is moving well, but clearly rusty. Feel like rust has replaced ramp-up as the word we hear at nauseam. Indy has 11 dudes and yet this is a game. – 8:37 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Half: Pacers 63, Nets 62
Irving: 15 pts, 4 ast, 6/8 shooting
Harris: 11 pts, 4/7 shooting
Simmons: 7 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast
Durant: 4 pts, 2/4 shooting
Brooklyn had a big lead early and let Indiana right back in the game. Strange half from Kevin Durant. – 8:37 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Bennedict Mathurin at half:
22 PTS
5-8 FG
4-5 3P
8-8 FT
Outscored Kyrie and KD combined. pic.twitter.com/tHo1WtO2E18:36 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Bennedict Mathurin was fantastic in the first half, 22pts (4-5 3s, 8-8 FTs) in 16mins.
Pacers lead by one at half, 63-62.
Haliburton also made four 3s and has 17pts. Irving has 15. – 8:36 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets heating up from three to end the half. Harris hit two, Irving and O’Neale just went back to back. – 8:35 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets with an interesting lineup to open the 2nd.
Mills
Irving
Watanabe
Morris
Claxton
Tiny backcourt, massive frontcourt. – 8:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets and Pacers are tied at 26. Kyrie Irving with seven points. Kevin Durant has taken just two shots. Nets are 1-for-10 from 3, 10-for-13 inside the arc. – 8:08 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Seth Curry checking in for Nic Claxton.
Irving, Curry, O’Neale, KD, Simmons is a fun lineup. Shooters, shooters, shooters. – 7:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Indifferent crowd reaction to Kyrie Irving tonight. Didn’t hear any boos or any loud cheers. – 7:39 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets starters are Simmons, Durant, O’Neale, Claxton and Irving. – 7:05 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Same starters for the Nets vs. Indy: Simmons, Irving, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 7:01 PM
Howard Beck @HowardBeck
The NBA just issued the following statement, presumably in response to Kyrie Irving’s latest: pic.twitter.com/AOQiysKR7f6:47 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#NBA statement re: #Nets star Kyrie Irving 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/0NSS2XUuW76:47 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kyrie Irving: “The “Anti-Semitic” label that is being pushed on me is not justified” nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/29/kyr…6:18 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash on whether the latest Kyrie Irving situation is a distraction to the #Nets: “I don’t think our group is overly effected by the situation. We’ve had so many situations over the last two and a half years that I think we’ve kind of built an immunity to it.” #NBA5:57 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Steve Nash when asked if the Kyrie situation is a distraction:
“I don’t think our group is overly effected by the situation. We’ve had so many situations over the last two and a half years that I think we’ve kind of built an immunity to it.”
Said Kyrie will address the matter. – 5:56 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked if he’s been in contact with the league or if Kyrie Irving will get suspended, Steve Nash said, “I have no idea.” Irving is playing tonight with no restrictions. – 5:54 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked if the Kyrie Irving situation has been a distraction, Steve Nash said the team has dealt with so much the past few years he feels like there’s an “immunity” to letting things like this become an issue. – 5:54 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said Kyrie Irving will play as usual. No suspension or reduced minutes, etc etc. #Nets5:53 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash: “Clearly I think we all represent values of inclusiveness and equality…I’m not familiar with the material that Kyrie was promoting.” #Nets5:49 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Steve Nash addresses the controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving’s social media posts. pic.twitter.com/eEaE1leifz5:49 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nash says the organization has spoken to Kyrie about the movie/book he promoted on his social media accounts. Nash says Kyrie will speak more about things after the game. – 5:48 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash: “I know Kyrie made a statement. I know that the organization made a statement. The organization has spoken to Kyrie about it.” #Nets5:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash has no update on Kyrie Irving’s tweet other than the organization has spoken to him about it. Said he’s not familiar with the material Kyrie was promoting, but said the Nets promote equality. – 5:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash: “The organization has spoken to Kyrie about it.” – 5:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving warming up ahead of Nets-Pacers pic.twitter.com/C6dqWji7WH5:32 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kyrie getting warmed up pregame. pic.twitter.com/dC0Qe5n6b85:32 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Joe Harris getting some threes up and Kyrie Irving warming up his handle pregame. pic.twitter.com/9LZWbvHTjc5:23 PM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
I’m late catching up on this Kyrie nonsense and wish I hadn’t. Not sure the mental health card will work here, but everyone who likes attending his pity parties believe that’s a catch all for everything he says and does that’s wrong, dumb, selfish, dishonest and distracting. – 4:42 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kyrie Irving has earned the label of being anti-semitic after tweeting & posting a link for a film that reportedly spreads conspiracy theories about Jews.
The Brooklyn Nets decided to respond to the accusations 🗣
basketnews.com/news-180108-ky…3:32 PM
Kyrie Irving @KyrieIrving
I am an OMNIST and I meant no disrespect to anyone’s religious beliefs. The “Anti-Semitic” label that is being pushed on me is not justified and does not reflect the reality or truth I live in everyday. I embrace and want to learn from all walks of life and religions.
Hélà🤞🏾♾2:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Joe Harris said he was unaware of the latest Kyrie Irving tweets/posts, and as far as he knew everything was “business as usual” with the guard. #Nets11:08 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Joe Harris said he wasn’t aware of the latest situation with Kyrie Irving. To his credit, he might be the smartest player on the team because he’s not on social media. Has other people run accounts for his camps. – 10:50 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kyrie getting some free throws up after Nets shootaround this morning. pic.twitter.com/WqcbbdGHCL10:36 AM

Nick Wright @getnickwright
I think it’s absolutely in play that Kyrie hasn’t even watched that movie, and certainly hasn’t read the book it’s based off.
However, because he’s Kyrie, and now that Tsai & others have criticized him for promoting that nonsense, he’ll dig in. – 10:20 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Nets condem Kyrie Irving’s action after he promotes antisemitic movie nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/29/net…8:01 AM
Kyrie Irving @KyrieIrving
The Light is beginning to Dawn.
🤞🏾♾5:58 AM

More on this storyline

When asked if he understood how many viewed it as anti-Semitic, he replied: “It’s on Amazon, public platform. Whether you want to watch it or not is up to you. “There’s things being posted every day. I’m no different from the next human being so don’t treat me any different. You guys come in here and make up this powerful influence that I have over top of the adultery of, you cannot post that. Why not? Why not?” -via New York Post / October 30, 2022
Irving also defended his post from six weeks ago in which he shared to his Instagram story a 2002 video of Alex Jones decrying a “New World Order.” “I don’t expect understanding from a media conglomerate group,” Irving said. -via New York Post / October 30, 2022





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