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Nets Reportedly Set Return Date for Suspended Kyrie Irving

The Brooklyn Nets seem poised to settle Kyrie Irving’s current controversy.

The Nets are expected to allow Irving to play Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, ending his suspension, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. If so, Irving will have to sit eight games after promoting an anti-Semitic film on his Twitter account.

Both the Nets and the NBA are pleased with the effort Irving has put in during the suspension to meet with community leaders. A source told Charania that Irving has “go beyond” what is expected of him, paving the way for his return.

Irving last played for the Nets on November 1, he didn’t initially apologize for promoting his movie, but eventually issued an apology. after the Nets suspended him and growing backlash. The team made it clear that Irving expected to take many steps before his suspension was lifted, and he clearly did what was asked of him.

The Nets won four out of five games after Irving was suspended, but have since lost two games in a row, including an embarrassing 153-121 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.




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