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LeBron James opens up about friend Kyrie Irving’s anti-Semitic film promotion fiasco

When it comes to discrimination and xenophobia, we all know where LeBron James stands. He’s always been a very vocal figure when it comes to these types of issues, he is very liberal and supports human rights for every race. He shared many years with Kyrie Irving and won one of the most complicated NBA championships in history with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The two stars are good friends, they even shared some time during the summer as Irving was flirting with the idea of playing with Los Angeles Lakers. But all that fell apart in a matter of days thanks to Kyrie’s recent actions.

His support of a film and book that promotes anti-Semitism has been punished accordingly, there have been many consequences he’s had to face. From the Brooklyn Nets suspending him for at least five games to Nike completely dropping his sneaker contract. Kyrie Irving has fallen from grace completely. LeBron James has been watching from a distance and he finally opened up about it last Friday. After getting beaten against the Utah Jazz,James was directly asked about his friend and left one thing very clear. He doesn’t condone anything Kyrie has done over he last couple of weeks.

LeBron James distances himself from Kyrie Irving

This is what James said on Friday: “I can tell you, it’s simple. Me personally, I don’t condone any hate to any kind, to any race, to Jewish communities, to Black communities, to Asian communities. You guys know where I stand. I believe what Kyrie did caused a lot of harm to a lot of people. I think it’s unfortunate, but I don’t stand on the position to harm people when it comes to your voice on your platform. At the end of the day, Kyrie is his own man. I hope he understands how what he did, the actions that he took, was harmful to a lot of people.”

LeBron also reminded folks he has a show where successfull people frmo all walks of life called ‘The Shop‘. One of these episodes had Kanye West and they decided not to air it. Just like Kyrie, Kanye is supporting the same types of theories against the Jewish community. James and his production team made the right decision to not grant West the platform to spew his conspiracies and fake propaganda. It’s very clear where James stands and he wanted to send Kyrie Irving a message.

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