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Nike cuts ties with Kyrie Irving Over Hebrews To Negroes Film

CELEBRITY NEWS WORLDWIDE with Karen Smith

Nike pulled the plug on Irving’s new sneakers after he endorsed a film with antisemitic views.

 

Nike Inc. has ended its endorsement deal with basketball star Kyrie Irving, a company spokesperson said, about a month after suspending its relationship with the Brooklyn Nets guard when he failed to disavow antisemitism.

Irving had been a Nike athlete throughout his professional career and had many signature shoes with the brand. His deal, set to end after this season, was worth $11 million a year, according to ESPN.