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NBA community reacts to Brooklyn Nets' decision to suspend Kyrie Irving for 5 games without pay

The Nets slapped Kyrie Irving with a 5-game suspension without pay amid the backlash of his support of an anti-Semitic movie
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Kyrie Irving

The bad week is about to get worse for the Brooklyn Nets as they slap star player Kyrie Irving with a five-game suspension without pay over his recent anti-Semitic comments.

Nets suspend Kyrie Irving

In the same week that saw Brooklyn part ways with head coach Steve Nash, the trouble didn’t seem to end soon as the team decided to slap Kyrie Irving with a five-game suspension without pay following his tweet that supported an anti-Semitic movie. Ky is set to lose approximately $2 million in that span, as he reportedly makes around $400,000 per game.

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The team tried to appease the backlash by donating $500,000, with Irving contributing the same amount to “ causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities.” However, the gesture wasn’t enough, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver is set to summon the beleaguered star player because of his non-apologetic stance.

Twitter reactions to Kyrie Irving's suspension

Following the unfortunate series of events, Irving received his fair share of criticisms on Twitter. Some were even betting he would go AWOL after the suspension. Of course, Steve Nash needed to be brought into this situation as some claimed he saved himself from all of Irving’s troubles.

It’s interesting how the Nets would fare in their next five games. In that span, the team will face the Wizards, Hornets, Mavericks, Knicks, and Clippers. If Brooklyn manages to sweep these games, then we will know who the real problem is.

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