Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai said he and his wife met with suspended guard Kyrie Irving and his family on Thursday, and the Nets, Irving, the NBA and NBPA, “are working constructively toward a process of forgiveness, healing and education,” Tsai wrote on Twitter on Friday. Here’s what you need to know:

Irving is working through team-mandated steps to return from his suspension, which is for a minimum of five games after he endorsed a film with antisemitic views.

On Oct. 27, Irving shared a link to the documentary film on multiple social media platforms, and the Nets condemned the posts in a statement.

Tsai said in a tweet on Friday: “We spent quality time to understand each other and it’s clear to me that Kyrie does not have any beliefs of hate towards Jewish people or any group.”

 

Backstory

After Irving shared a link to the film on social media, he met with the media on Oct. 29 and Nov. 3 and failed to unequivocally apologize for posting the content and fully condemn the film. He also promoted the “New World Order” views of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and questioned the backlash he received for sharing the link to the film.

In response, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association made multiple public comments admonishing hate speech, with NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivering a strong statement last Thursday that mentioned he planned to meet with the seven-time All-Star.