Kyrie Irving blacks out Swooshes on sneakers

Nike put their from selective and subjective morality on display when they suspended and then subsequently decided to part ways with Kyrie Irving, stemming from his decision to retweet the Amazon link to the movie, Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, but yet somehow has not cut ties with Brett Favre of the child beater Hope Solo. Not wanting to rep the brand on his feet for free , in a recent Nets game the star guard, not so subtlely obscured the Swooshes on his sneakers with black tape…

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Kyrie Irving and Nike are done with one another

The relationship between Nike and Kyrie Irving has come to an end. Monday morning The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reported he was informed by a spokesperson from the athletic giant that the two sides had parted ways. Nike unceremoniously suspended their relationship , and the release of his next signature shoe, with the star guard back in November for sharing an Amazon link to a film that was deemed antisemitic and then his subsequent refusal to approach the powers that be in beseeching a return to their good graces.…

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Nike: Just Full of It

As with Kanye West several weeks earlier, Kyrie Irving has also drawn the ire of the Jewish Community. Irving’s posting of link to the movie, Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America, was deemed antisemetic and within short order the Brooklyn Nets laid a suspension on him and then doubled down with a series of requirements that the All-Star and NBA Champion would have to fulfill before he would be reinstated. Nike decided they wanted to get in on the public flogging of Kyrie , issuing a statement admonishing Irving…

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The “Trials of Kyrie” are not about reconciliation but humiliation and subjugation

Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the news cycle and unfortunately it has nothing to do with his prodigious basketball talent. When he decided that he no longer to wanted to play with LeBron James in the summer of 2017 , that was the genesis of the shift of how he was perceived , particularly in the sports media. Since then , and at times partially because of his own actions, has been a consistent target of derision from the media and that rancor has spilled over into the…

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WTF are you talking about Lebron?

When it comes to Lebron James there seems to be a lot to like- good husband and father, phenomenal basketball player and pretty decent human as you don’t hear about him being involved in any type of shenanigans. However what should cause Lebron to be looked with the most Adiscerning of eyes is the fact the mainstream touts him as a black “leader” and “activist” that speaks out on issues of “social justice.” While he does talk, a lot, on social issues, when one listens what becomes plainly obvious is…

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Nike suspends relationship with Kyrie Irving

Friday night Nike announced they have suspended their relationship with Kyrie Irving, including postponing his upcoming sneaker, the Kyrie 8. “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism,” Nike said in a prepared statement. “We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone.” These words ring hollow, as Nike is a company whose products are created under the most deplorable positions by some of the poorest people on the planet with their full knowledge of…

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I never thought I’d see the day…

For a variety of reasons, there are truly bizarre times in which we currently inhabit. In many ways up is now down and right now left. The Kyrie Irving has exposed a lot of black personalities in sports as the buck broken company me. They truly are. Surprisingly, unbelievably a voice who has run counter to this narrative is Jason Whitlock-yes you read that correctly. To be clear I have multiple disagreements with Whitlock but his recent monologue in which he raised the question of why Amazon and Jeff Bezos…

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Mad at Kyrie Irving but not Amazon??

Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the NBA world since his infamous social media post that has been called antiemetic ( but no one has specifically said why). As if they needed any reason to castigate Kyrie, various talking heads from the sporting world and outside the sports space have been letting Irving have it. The NBA wasted no time , issuing a statement condemning the post and commissioner Adam Silver set to meet with Kyrie next week. The swiftness of the NBA is a stark contrast of how…

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Kyrie, KD and other NBAers putting in some work

With the speculation, at least for the time being, over where they will shooting NBA basketball this season, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, along with Trae Young, Victor Oladipo, Micheal Porter Jr, and some other professional basketballers took the hardwood to compare and improve their skills. Check out the brief video below via Through The Lens.

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KD is staying with the Nets

Kevin Durant ‘s trade request earlier this summer sent shock waves around the Association and his potential landing spot has been at the forefront of NBA discussions ever since. A recent weekend meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai seemed to signal the two sides had potentially come to an impasse as reportedly Durant laid down an ultimatum of either him o. the pairing of head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks. After the meeting, Tsai came out in support of Nash and Marks, leading to speculation, that we…

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