But Jaylem Brown should well know that the Nets' response to Kyrie's one-two punch of posting that video and steadfast refusal to apologize for it and acknowledge it's potential harm (until his paycheck was jeopardized) could NEVER "fix society's ills." At most, it could send a message to Kyrie, the other players, the media and the common public that such actions are not acceptable. And that, in turn, could contribute, hopefully, to raising awareness that anti-semitism and callousness to any particular group of people is not OK. And that, together with a whole lot of other things, might move the ball in the direction of fixing at least some of society's ills, of which hating on a subset of the population, while extremely important to address and rectify, is one of many.
My point is that the Nets never needed to "fix" anything. They just had to do their part.
I do think that the laundry list of steps that Kyrie had to accomplish was a bit long and perhaps overly in the Nets subjective control, and it felt a little like he was being hazed. But damn, if there was ever a player whose actions screamed out "make an example out of me," it's Kyrie Irving. Nothing happens in a vacuum, and if I owned the Nets, you're damn straight that I would have less tolerance and more tendency to "over punish" a man with Kyrie's record of stink in Brooklyn.
Incidentally, that the Nets have generally played better without Kyrie on the roster is just delicious.