Report: Kyrie Irving And Adam Silver Have "Productive" Meeting

Suspended Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving finally had his long-overdue meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. It was just another step that Irving had to take along the way of his rehabilitation to get into the Nets' good graces. But it apparently went well according to NBA Insider Shams Charania. 

Charania said they met this morning "and the sides had a productive and understanding visit."

Irving is currently serving a minimum 5-game suspension as the Nets ruled him "unfit" to represent the organization after he promoted a hate-filled antisemitic film on his social media and then refused to apologize or to say he had no antisemitic beliefs when asked by reporters. Those five games will cost him $2.2M in salary. 

The damage Irving did has also resulted in him being suspended by Nike, who will no longer release his latest shoe line. Kyrie must meet several conditions in order to be accepted back by the Nets, including a meeting with the media in which he is to issue a verbal apology that clearly states he’s sorry for sharing the film and understands the film is harmful and untrue.

Irving had issued a carefully crafted apology on Instagram hours after his suspension. But he still must meet other criteria, including completing antisemitism training, and meeting with Jewish leaders as well as Nets owner Joe Tsai, and other steps. 

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