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Kyrie Irving’s Partnership with Nike Officially Terminated amid Antisemitism Controversy

凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 2, 游戏 4 的 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 13 2021 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, 威斯康星州.

凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 2, 游戏 4 的 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 13 2021 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, 威斯康星州.

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凯里欧文 is no longer partnered with Nike, 人们可以确认.

One month after the athletic apparel brand announced that they would distance themselves from the Brooklyn Nets player, 30, and cancel the release of the Kyrie 8, Nike says in a statement to PEOPLE: “Kyrie Irving is no longer a Nike athlete.

Nike reevaluated their working relationship with Irving following his post 在推特上, where he shared a link to the film Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America in October that contains antisemitic messaging.

Following the announcement on Monday, 欧文 expressed on Twitter that he and anyone who has bought one of his products isforever connectedand called those individuals “家庭。”

He extended his appreciation in a 后续帖子, 部分写作, “To my Tribe: ‘I am because you are.’ ”

While PEOPLE did not receive an immediate response from Irving’s representation, his agent and stepmother Shetellia Riley said in a statement to CNN, “Both parties have agreed to mutually depart ways. We wish Nike the best in their future endeavors.

The end of Irving’s relationship with Nike comes after his team took a firm stand against antisemitism and suspended him for at least five games without pay in November.

Following his suspension from the Nets, he released a statement on social media in which he apologized to the Jewish community.

NEW YORK, 纽约 - 十一月 01: 凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter of the game against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center on November 01, 2022 在纽约市. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, 纽约 - 十一月 01: 凯里欧文 #11 of the Brooklyn Nets brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter of the game against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center on November 01, 2022 在纽约市. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

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The statement read, 部分: “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize. I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.

I want to clarify any confusion on where I stand fighting against Anti-semticism [原文如此] by apologizing for posting the documentary without context and a factual explanation outlining the specific beliefs in the Documentary I agreed with and disagreed with. I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate.

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在十月, the NBA 发表声明 following Irving’s initial tweet, writing in part thathate speech of any kind is unacceptable and runs counter to the NBA’s values of equality, inclusion and respect.