Revealed: Kyrie Irving's Return Date Set

Kyrie Irving has done his time for his latest transgressions, and word coming down is that he will be cleared to play once again for the Brooklyn Nets when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center this Sunday. Irving will have missed eight games. 

The controversial Nets point guard was suspended by the team originally for "a minimum of 5 games" after promoting an antisemitic film on his social media and then refusing to apologize for it or to address whether he has antisemitic beliefs. 

The Nets set out a 6-step return-to-play plan for Irving after the suspension, which included issuing an apology, completing anti-hate training and meeting with representatives from the Anti-Defamation League, as well as Jewish community leaders in Brooklyn and Nets owner Joe Tsai.

According to Shams Charania in The Athletic, "sources close to the Nets and the league say that both sides are happy with what Irving has done throughout the process, especially given the number of community leaders he has met with."

The next interesting step will be the first time he meets with the media to answer the questions about what he's learned. 

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