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Charles Barkley slams 'idiot' Kyrie Irving, says he should be suspended for promoting anti-Semitic film

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal have a lot to say after Kyrie Irving was recently criticized for supporting a documentary featuring anti-Semitic tropes Say.

in TNT in NBA On Tuesday, analysts shared their thoughts on Brooklyn Nets star Irving, tweeting a link to Movie Hebrew to Blacks: Awakening Black America Thursday’s post has been removed. The next day, Nets owner Tsai Chongxin tweeted that he “appears to support a book based on a book full of anti-Semitism” for the player. Disinformation book movie” disappointed.

Barkley told the crowd that the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver “lost the ball” in handling the Irving situation. “First of all, Adam was Jewish,” Buckley said. He then mentioned the nearly 37 million Irving will reportedly make this season: “You can’t take my million and insult my religion. If you’re going to insult me, you have the right. But I have the right to say, ‘No, you don’t Will take my 40 million dollars and insult my religion. I think the NBA, they made a mistake.”

The Hall of Famer continued: “We have suspended and fined those who made Homophobic slur people — that’s the right thing to do. I think if you insult the black community, you should be suspended or heavily fined. I saw them do the same thing this year with the Minnesota kid [Anthony Edwards], when He made a gay slur. I think you should be suspended or fined.”

Buckley went on to say that Irving should be discussing secret societies for his post about Alex Jones published earlier this year Decades ago footage was condemned. “I can’t believe we’re not talking about basketball — we’re talking about this idiot,” Barkley said of Irving. “I blame the NBA.”

After host Ernie Johnson said he was still discussing how to move forward from the matter, Barkley seemed to get heated and said the NBA Waiting too long for action. “Why it’s too late: The NBA is succumbing to peer pressure,” Barkley continued. “If one of our players does something, the team or the league has to do something right away. If you just succumb to peer pressure, that’s my problem. This is long overdue.”

Also, co-star O’Neal said, not everyone is aware of how this public information can affect others. “I could tell he wasn’t conscious — he didn’t really care what was going on,” O’Neal said of Irving. “It breaks my heart sometimes when we have to sit here and talk about dividing the game. Now we have to answer what this idiot did. I stand for equality.”

At Saturday’s press conference, Irving appeared to double down on his support for the film. “I’m not giving up on anything I believe in,” said Owen, who starred in the 1586196102126391296 Lionsgate comedy Uncle draws . “I’m only getting stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.”

Posted on Saturday statement , the NBA said such hate speech was “unacceptable,” but did not directly name Irving.




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