Nets Owner Meets With Kyrie Irving; Resolution Hoped For Soon

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has announced that he has met with Kyrie Irving (finally), and that he is satisfied with what he learned. 

"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," tweeted Tsai.

He added that "the Nets and Kyrie, together with the NBA and NBPA, are working constructively toward a process of forgiveness, healing and education."

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski has also obtained a players association email sent around to its constituents around the league, which instructs that they believe the Kyrie Irving suspension will be resolved "very soon."

According to Wojnarowski, the memo from the NBPA says that Irving has met with the Brooklyn Nets, NBA and NBPA “on several occasions” in recent days and the union “(looks) forward very soon to a resolution of all matters satisfactory to all parties."

However, Woj added that there is "skepticism Irving will be in position to return to play as soon as Sunday vs. Lakers, or perhaps even Tuesday vs. Kings, sources tell ESPN."

Irving's teammate, Royce O'Neal, expects the controversial and vexing point guard to return soon. 

Irving’s minimum 5-game suspension ends at the earliest for Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the second of the Nets' four-game West Coast road trip. O'Neale adds that he’s spoken to Kyrie and says he is in good spirits.

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