Kyrie Irving said he strongly opposed the NBA’s plan to resume operations in late July.
According to the sports report “Shams Charania”, Irving said on Friday with many other NBA players that he was opposed to returning to the court due to systematic racism.
“I don’t support entering Orlando,” Irving said on the phone. “I don’t like systematic racism and barbarism. It smells a little fishy.”
According to Charania, Irving also said on the conference call: “I am willing to give up everything (for social reform).”
The specific details of Irving’s statement are still unknown.
Irving has long been outspoken on social justice issues, and it seems that at any time other NBA players are called against the resumption of the season because the protests continue to sweep the country after the Minneapolis police killed George Freud .
The Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon believes that Irving is not the only one who can consider quitting the NBA.
“I have talked to a few people who are super interested in sitting down,” Broden said on the JJ Redick podcast on Thursday.
“The last day, I actually talked to Chris Paul the day before. He said:’Man, this is a personal decision that every man must make for himself.’ I think this is the truth. I think it depends To your point of view.”