Kyrie Irving has made it clear that he has no regrets about his social media which prompted a reaction from the NBA and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai. This week, Irving posted about a movie called "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America." The reason why Tsai and the NBA condemned Irving's action was because the movie was "stuffed with antisemitic tropes." However, Irving is firmly standing on the views he expressed.
"I'm not here to argue over a person or a culture or a religion and what they believe," Irving said, per ESPN. "Nah, this is what's here. It's on a public platform. Did I do anything illegal? Did I hurt anybody? Did I harm anybody? Am I going out and saying that I hate one specific group of people? So out of all of the judgment that people got for me posting, without talking to me, and then I respect what Joe [Tsai] said, but there has a lot to do with 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.
So 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."
Irving claims he is not an Alex Jones supporter
Last month, Irving posted a video of popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Now, Irving is claiming that his views are not affected by Jones. "That was a few weeks ago," Irving said. "I do not stand with Alex Jones' position, narrative, court case 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. My post was a post from Alex Jones that he did in the early '90s or late '90s about secret societies in America of occults.
And it's true. So I wasn't identifying with anything of being a [campaigner] for Alex Jones or anything. It's actually hilarious because out of all the things I posted that day, that was the one post that everyone chose to see. It just goes back to the way our world is and works. I'm not here to complain about it, I just exist."