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Kyrie Irving Reveals What Really Happened With The Rabbi's Sign

Published January 5, 2024 at 10:47 PM

Kyrie Irving Denies Complaint Regarding Rabbi's Sign at Mavericks vs. Jazz Game

The Dallas Mavericks recently clashed with the Utah Jazz in a road game, resulting in a 127-90 defeat for Dallas upon Kyrie Irving's return from injury. However, the main post-game narrative revolved around a report from Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune:

Allegations and Counterclaims

Walden reported on X (formerly Twitter):
"A rabbi says the Utah Jazz made him put down his ‘I'm a Jew and I'm proud' sign during Monday's game vs. the Mavericks after Kyrie Irving complained. The Jazz say he ‘created a distraction and interfered with play of game.'"

Kyrie Irving promptly refuted the claim, as conveyed by Tim MacMahon of ESPN:
Irving's Response
«Kyrie Irving says he made no complaint about the Utah rabbi's sign, confirming the account of a Mavs source. Irving: ‘I wish him and his family well. No disrespect going their way. That's not my MO,'».

Social Media Reactions and Irving's Past

The incident sparked various reactions on social media. Notably, Kyrie Irving faced suspension in 2022 from the Brooklyn Nets due to a controversial social media post. Later traded to the Mavs, Irving issued an apology on Instagram, as reported by ESPN:

«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 am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all.»

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January 5   |   29 answers
Kyrie Irving Reveals What Really Happened With The Rabbi's Sign

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