"I don't represent that," James said. "There's no place in this world for it. Nobody can benefit from that. I believe what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people. He has since, over the last, today, or was it yesterday? He apologized, but he caused some harm. And I think it's unfortunate. But I don't stand on the position to hurt people when it comes to your voice or your platform. 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 harm people, then I don't respect it. I don't condone it."
James' stance on anti-Semitism
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has regularly been vocal on many social and racial matters surrounding the league. Aside from his decisiveness in bringing to light the injustices committed to the Black communities, it seems that James is also intent on confronting anti-Semitism.
Last month, his talk show, "The Shop," opted not to air an episode featuring Kanye West because of the rapper's anti-Semitic remarks during the previous days and on the episode itself.
As fans might remember, West, who now goes by the name Ye, recently showed his support for Irving by calling him, along with analyst Stephen A. Smith, "real ones" in separate Instagram posts. The rapper's social media posts came after the Brooklyn Nets star got in hot water for boosting a film that promotes multiple anti-Semitic tropes.
Will the King want to team up again with Kyrie?
Because of the current struggles the Lakers and Nets are facing now, some people around the league are pushing for the organizations to perform a swap between Irving and Russell Westbrook.
It would certainly be an interesting move, as it would reunite not just James and Irving but also Westbrook and Kevin Durant - that is, if the Nets forward is retained in such an event.
But given the drama surrounding Irving, LeBron might not be that enthused to be on the same squad again as his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate.