Kyrie Irving is currently in the midst of controversy due to his posting a link to the movie "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America" on his Twitter account. The movie has anti-semitic content within, and it is easy to see why a lot of people are offended by his actions.
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took to his Substack and delivered his take on Kyrie Irving's actions. He pointed out that "there's little hope" that Kyrie Irving will end up changing his ways, adding that the world has to "decide how it should respond to him".
The Nets finally forced Irving to acknowledge the damage he’s done and donate $500,000 to groups opposing hate speech. In his statement you can almost hear his arm being twisted: “I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day. I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility." But there was no explicit apology—which tells us everything about what he really believes.
Honestly, there’s little hope that he will change because he’s insulated by fame and money and surrounded by yes-people. There is no motivation to learn how to distinguish propaganda from facts. All that’s left is for the world to decide how it should respond to him.