Kevin Durant has expressed is hopeful to see Kyrie Irving get cleared soon to return to the Brooklyn Nets. 10 days ago, the Nets suspended Irving after he promoted a movie full of antisemitic material. In recent days, Irving has had productive meetings with the NBA and Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai.
The latest news suggest that Irving could soon be cleared to return, but no one is sure exactly when. "Looking forward to playing the game, you know Ky, he's a gamer, he loves to play. So hopefully all this stuff is over with, we can move past it and get him back on the floor soon," Durant said, per ESPN.
The Nets have played five games since Irving was handed a suspension. Over those five games, the Nets have gone 4-1. On Saturday, the Nets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 110-95.
Durant on if he knows when will Irving return
"That's been out of our control.
And as players we try to lock in on the game, practices. So we just try to lock in and whenever that figures itself out, it will. That's over a lot of our heads right now so we just got to control what we can," Durant said.
Meanwhile, Irving issued a sincere apology to the Jewish community. In his message, Irving insisted that he was not antisemitic. "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.
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 want to clarify any confusion on where I stand fighting against Anti- semticism by apologizing for posting the documentary without context and a factual explanation outlining the specific beliefs in the Documentary I agreed with and disagreed with.
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," Irving wrote on Instagram.
A few days ago, Irving met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. After the meeting, Silver said he had no doubt that Irving was not antisemitic.