‘He should be able to play’: LeBron James belatedly tweets out support for Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, saying his former Cavs teammate’s punishment is ‘excessive’
Irving is currently under suspension and faces a laundry list of actions to complete before he is to be considered eligible to return to the Nets organization.
James failed to support Irving when asked about the situation recently, but took time out of his rehab to tweet his latest thoughts.
LeBron James (C) and Irving (CL) were a dynamic partnership on the floor for the CLE Cavaliers
‘I told you guys that I don’t believe in sharing hurtful information,’ James began Thursday. ‘And I’ll continue to be that way but Kyrie apologized and he should be able to play.
‘That’s what I think. It’s that simple. Help him learn- but he should be playing.
‘What he’s asked to do to get back on the floor I think is excessive IMO. He’s not the person that’s being portrayed of him. Anyways back to my rehab session.’
Irving was suspended by Brooklyn for failing to, in their eyes, adequately apologize for sharing a link to an Amazon documentary which is said to have anti-Semitic messaging.
More to come.
Irving caught heat for posting a link to the film ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’