Nike Drops Kyrie Irving Over Antisemitism Concerns

  • The Brooklyn Nets star is no longer under contract with the footwear giant after he tweeted a link to a movie that has been described as antisemitic and then refused for a time to say he was against antisemitism.
  • The decision to sever ties with Irving comes just a month after Nike suspended its agreement with the longtime guard and announced it wouldn’t be releasing the latest version of his sneakers, the Kyrie 8.
  • “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism,” the company said in a statement at the time.
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