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The Game Speaks Out On Nike Suspending Kyrie Irving Shoe Deal

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Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the media due to his posting of a documentary that has upset many , but rapper The Game is showing him support.

The biggest name in the NBA was asked about his opinion of it all and he denounced Kyrie’s recent actions.

“I believe that what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people,” James said of his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate. “And he has since, over the last – I think it was today, or yesterday – he apologized. But he caused some harm and I think it’s unfortunate.”

James continued, “But I don’t stand on the position to harm people when it comes to your voice or your platform or anything. So it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, how tall you are, what position you’re in. If you are promoting or soliciting or saying harmful things to any community that harms people, then I don’t respect it. I don’t condone it.”

Some celebrities believe that Kyrie has been reprimanded enough as Kanye went to social media to support Kyrie, and now The Game has stepped in as well. The always-opinionated rapper voiced anger at Nike for their actions following Irving’s tweet.

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The Game responded to a post made on The Shade Room‘s Instagram about Nike’s decision. “Juice you for all your BLACKNESS, use you to sell everything they got then publicly LYNCH you,” wrote Game. “I’m woke.”

He was joined by Waka Flocka, who tagged Ice Cube and his Big 3 Basketball league. Jeweler Ben Baller also chimed in, writing, “At some point in our time there has to be a punishment maximum that cannot be exceeded for a hate crime of any kind. I get it. He f**ked up… so what’s fair? Strip him dead?”

On Friday (November 4), Nike had announced it would be ending its relationship with Irving immediately. As a consequence, the Kyrie 8 shoe, slated to be released soon, was shelved.

“At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone,” the company wrote in a statement.

The Nets announced on Thursday (November 3) that Kyrie is suspended for five games without pay. Now, the team has announced what it would take for Irving to be allowed to play again. According to NBA reported Shams Charania, the basketball star has to apologize for and condemn the film he shared, and also donate $500,000 to anti-hate funds. Additionally, he’ll have to take sensitivity and antisemitism trainings.

To prove he’s realized the harm he’s caused, Irving will also have to meet with the Anti Defamation League, as well as talk with team owner Joe Tsai to “demonstrate understanding.”

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