Remember how Kyrie is an antisemite? No just me? Also he’s one game from elimination

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In Kyrie’s case, it is certainly reasonable question to ask whether he is showing solidarity with Palestinians. Or Hamas.
 

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T minus 30 days before he wears out his welcome in Dallas

Just needs one national sportswriter to ask him a few questions, scribble down his nonsensical word soup, & then follow that up with a comment from Cuban.

Kyrie is predictable, if nothing else.
 

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Just the other night I was watching him against the Bucks and thinking "He is playing great, he looks engaged, I haven't head any drama all year....I know it's only ten games...but maybe this time..."
 

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He just pushed 5,000 Geordies into second place on the “least culturally appropriate keffiyeh” list.
 

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Just when I thought I could not hate Kyrie more...

Let's see...

Tone deaf

Pseudo intellectual

Faux deep

Arrogant

Underperformer in Boston

Got a dental procedure (iirc) during a game 7

Broke gratuitous problem (edit: fortuitous typo...meant "promise") to return

Team killer

Stomped on the logo

Utterly classless

Drama child

Helped LeBron, that motherless F, win a title

All HUGE checks.

And taken together with the comments that got him suspended in NJ, this choice of styles confirms that he's a Jew Hater. Anyone who actually believes this was innocent or that it's only about the Palestinians, I have several bridges to show you.
 

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Even if you can't yet predict the specific way he'll do you, it is a certainty Kyrie will become a distraction every few months. Dallas knew what they signed up for.

He is in the very small set of people for whom I can honestly say there is not a single topic on which I have any interest in hearing his opinion. He is not the worst person in the league (or even close - lots of charity stuff, and for all his many flaws and the negative impact of some of his words, there's a bunch of legit bad dudes who have and do hurt others physically in the league) but he's the one I least care to hear from...it feels performative, bizarre, and ill-considered so often it's just pure noise with him.
 

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Even if you can't yet predict the specific way he'll do you, it is a certainty Kyrie will become a distraction every few months. Dallas knew what they signed up for.

He is in the very small set of people for whom I can honestly say there is not a single topic on which I have any interest in hearing his opinion. He is not the worst person in the league (or even close - lots of charity stuff, and for all his many flaws and the negative impact of some of his words, there's a bunch of legit bad dudes who have and do hurt others physically in the league) but he's the one I least care to hear from...it feels performative, bizarre, and ill-considered so often it's just pure noise with him.
If he did a breakdown on developing dribbling skills and using the backboard, I would watch it. That’s about it. Some people can be genius at one type of thing.
 

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He is in the very small set of people for whom I can honestly say there is not a single topic on which I have any interest in hearing his opinion. He is not the worst person in the league (or even close - lots of charity stuff, and for all his many flaws and the negative impact of some of his words, there's a bunch of legit bad dudes who have and do hurt others physically in the league) but he's the one I least care to hear from...it feels performative, bizarre, and ill-considered so often it's just pure noise with him.
That's a great way to put it.
 

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Even if you can't yet predict the specific way he'll do you, it is a certainty Kyrie will become a distraction every few months. Dallas knew what they signed up for.

He is in the very small set of people for whom I can honestly say there is not a single topic on which I have any interest in hearing his opinion. He is not the worst person in the league (or even close - lots of charity stuff, and for all his many flaws and the negative impact of some of his words, there's a bunch of legit bad dudes who have and do hurt others physically in the league) but he's the one I least care to hear from...it feels performative, bizarre, and ill-considered so often it's just pure noise with him.
It’s because it is performative. This -like with everything else he does- is all about Kyrie. Even his charity is selfish (he does it for attention).
Kyrie is both incredibly ignorant and incessantly narcissistic which prevents him from having the slightest humility, even when knows little to nothing about a topic (which is pretty much all topics). Unfortunately, these type of assholes appear to be the curse of our age.
 
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Kyrie is at it again. This time "getting distracted" by rabbis who brought "I'm a Jew and I'm proud" sign to Jazz game.
Kyrie: “no need to bring that to a game" in comment to rabbi's holding "I'm a Jew and proud" sign.
In a statement, the Utah Jazz said the signs were in breach of its audience code of conduct — which states that games must be played “without distraction or disturbance.”
So they borrowed their code of conduct from the Masters?
 

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So they borrowed their code of conduct from the Masters?
Yeah, that was a pretty weak explanation by the Jazz. Seems like the Mavs and the NBA might have reason to want to pretend this didn't happen, but Kyrie telling a rabbi to not bring a "I'm a Jew and proud" sign to a game as if this is somehow triggering to him seems like a pretty serious allegation, and stronger evidence of a personal animus towards Jews than him boosting an unwatchably bad documentary (that he probably never saw) online. If the only reaction by the NBA is to take away the "I'm Jewish and proud" sign from the ticket holding fans that's pretty fucked up. I mean, those rabbis must have spent thousands of dollars on those seats, and what they got for their money was an anti-Semitic talking to by one of the NBA's highest paid employees, which was then implicitly supported by the facility when Jazz staff reacted by taking away their innocuous signs. I would think a more serious response by the NBA should be in order. Either that or a lawsuit...
 

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Yeah, that was a pretty weak explanation by the Jazz. Seems like the Mavs and the NBA might have reason to want to pretend this didn't happen, but Kyrie telling a rabbi to not bring a "I'm a Jew and proud" sign to a game as if this is somehow triggering to him seems like a pretty serious allegation, and stronger evidence of a personal animus towards Jews than him boosting an unwatchably bad documentary (that he probably never saw) online. If the only reaction by the NBA is to take away the "I'm Jewish and proud" sign from the ticket holding fans that's pretty fucked up. I mean, those rabbis must have spent thousands of dollars on those seats, and what they got for their money was an anti-Semitic talking to by one of the NBA's highest paid employees, which was then implicitly supported by the facility when Jazz staff reacted by taking away their innocuous signs. I would think a more serious response by the NBA should be in order. Either that or a lawsuit...
Or repeated similar behavior in other arenas. Maybe rabbis. Maybe people dressed as globes.
 

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Or repeated similar behavior in other arenas. Maybe rabbis. Maybe people dressed as globes.
Wonder if there is enough time to get thousands of those signs printed up so they can be handed out to fans when they enter the stadium for tomorrow’s game against Portland..
 

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Kyrie told them he was a Jew. Did I get that right? Pure black Hebrew Israelites stuff.
Right. He apparently initially responded by saying “I’m a Jew too” before showing them a tattoo of the Star of David on his hand. One of the rabbis quoted said that this annoyed him (as I'm sure he's aware of the anti-semitic black Israelite belief system that Kyrie was alluding to) but that he responded with a benign "happy new year". Maybe Kyrie picked up that the rabbi was annoyed because he apparently replied by saying "no need to bring that stuff to the game" (in reference to the "I'm Jewish and proud" signs). Soon after a couple of Jazz employees came by to confiscate the signs.
 
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Do they confiscate this guys shirt?

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Well, that's unclear. It all depends on whether that shirt would "distract" Kyrie? lol..
The whole distraction explanation is particularly maddening as it seems like there are always signs brought to NBA stadiums with the intention of distracting players. After all, isn't a "Kyrie Sucks" sign more of an overt attempt to distract a player than "I'm a Jew and I'm proud" sign? And this still doesn't answer the question of why someone announcing they are proudly Jewish is a triggering distraction for Mr. Irving..
 

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Aren't there all kinds of distracting signs sometimes when opposing players are shooting free throws? I think it's juvenile, but the NBA seems to look the other way. Obviously, they did something this time because a player complained - but when I read the article the first time, I assumed it was a game in Dallas. I was surprised it was actually in Utah and they listened to Kyrie's complaint.
 

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Kyrie is at it again. This time "getting distracted" by rabbis who brought "I'm a Jew and I'm proud" sign to Jazz game.
Kyrie: “no need to bring that to a game" in comment to rabbis holding "I'm a Jew and proud" sign.
Wrote below in November, so Kyrie is right on schedule with his being Kyrie....

Even if you can't yet predict the specific way he'll do you, it is a certainty Kyrie will become a distraction every few months. Dallas knew what they signed up for.

He is in the very small set of people for whom I can honestly say there is not a single topic on which I have any interest in hearing his opinion. He is not the worst person in the league (or even close - lots of charity stuff, and for all his many flaws and the negative impact of some of his words, there's a bunch of legit bad dudes who have and do hurt others physically in the league) but he's the one I least care to hear from...it feels performative, bizarre, and ill-considered so often it's just pure noise with him.
 

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Aren't there all kinds of distracting signs sometimes when opposing players are shooting free throws? I think it's juvenile, but the NBA seems to look the other way. Obviously, they did something this time because a player complained - but when I read the article the first time, I assumed it was a game in Dallas. I was surprised it was actually in Utah and they listened to Kyrie's complaint.
Also, shouldn't a complaint have to have some basis? Is a player being anti-semitic a good enough reason? And if that's not the reason I'm not sure what the reason is...
 
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I only know about posters from the ones they show on television, which seem to be extraordinarily benign; e.g. "It's my birthday and I came to see Tatum get 50" or whatever. If the NBA doesn't really want distracting signs, e.g. protest signs on whatever topic - sort of seems like that's their right if they are trying to make the NBA arena a fairly non-partisan venue focused on basketball. That said, classifying a sign that says "I'm Jewish" as a protest sign (even if that was the intent, based on the comments of those involved) seems a rather bold take that I wouldn't have done if I were them.
 

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I hate Kyrie with the fire of a thousand suns, but I have to admit, I do enjoy this thread being bumped, because it almost always means he did something fucking stupid.
 

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Well, that's unclear. It all depends on whether that shirt would "distract" Kyrie? lol..
The whole distraction explanation is particularly maddening as it seems like there are always signs brought to NBA stadiums with the intention of distracting players. After all, isn't a "Kyrie Sucks" sign more of an overt attempt to distract a player than "I'm a Jew and I'm proud" sign? And this still doesn't answer the question of why someone announcing they are proudly Jewish is a triggering distraction for Mr. Irving..
Isn’t that the policy schools typically have on student clothing - it has to be removed if it causes a distraction? Kyrie has to be handled like a child.

I choose to believe that Kyrie supports Hamas.
 

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For those who love Kyrie's interesting take on the English language there are some great Kyrie quotes in this article about his return to Brooklyn. He was booed, of course, as he is now booed in Boston and Cleveland. Has there every been a player who gets this treatment by three former franchises? Has there ever been one who deserves it more?
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/39474991/mavs-kyrie-irving-returns-brooklyn-made-my-peace
In the article, Kyrie asserts that he left Brooklyn because "it was time to get my own peace of mind and go somewhere where I was able to thrive". Apparently Brooklyn wasn't that place because: "I mean, I don't want to get too deep into it because I love protecting the people that I'm in business with, even if it doesn't work out".
Amazingly, if I'm translating that correctly, Kyrie actually is saying that he's the type of employee that "loves protecting" his coworkers and employers...lol.
His gibberish progresses from there. The Dallas move, he says, was so that he could "be in a situation where I didn't have to worry about kind of behind-the-back talk or the media talk or not knowing how to handle real-life circumstances that has nothing to do with the game of basketball. It has everything to do with how you handle someone as a person."
Typical Kyrie. He was a victim of "behind-the-back talk or the media talk" because apparently no one but Kyrie understands "how to handle real-life circumstances". Sadly, he was tormented by the Nets (and presumably the media's) inability to handle him as a person....lol.
 

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If you imply that there is something negative to say about someone, but you don't want to get into it, that's almost as bad as saying the negative thing. If you don't want to say something negative about someone, or an organization, just don't say anything! Or say something positive. Literally saying that you don't want to say something negative is just sort of a subtle insult that at the same time is a lame attempt to make yourself look like you're taking the high road.

"I want to keep this campaign positive, so I'm not going to talk about my opponent's abuse of children and love of the Yankees"
 

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The whole Kyrie thing is pretty wild to me. Prior teammates openly say how much they love him, current teammates, including their franchise player, openly say how much they love him. His owner, who is Jewish, tells everyone how awesome of a guy he is and how much he loves him. Yet all Celtics fans do is talk about how rotten he is and how all of his teammates, past and present, hate him. What is it that people who have never met Kyrie know that those close to him don’t? It’s fascinating.
 

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The whole Kyrie thing is pretty wild to me. Prior teammates openly say how much they love him, current teammates, including their franchise player, openly say how much they love him. His owner, who is Jewish, tells everyone how awesome of a guy he is and how much he loves him. Yet all Celtics fans do is talk about how rotten he is and how all of his teammates, past and present, hate him. What is it that people who have never met Kyrie know that those close to him don’t? It’s fascinating.
He claimed to love Boston and wanted to be here forever until suddenly he didn’t. Boston fans not liking him isn’t any more complicated than that.
 

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He claimed to love Boston and wanted to be here forever until suddenly he didn’t. Boston fans not liking him isn’t any more complicated than that.
Beyond all the offensive off court stuff, he was actively recruiting other stars to go with him to Brooklyn or NYK while he was representing the Celtics at the ASG. Kinda confused what more he’d need to do for fans to hate him as an opponent?
 

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The Kyrie hate from Boston fans seems pretty obvious to me as well. Throw in the anti-semitism, anti-vax, and general “I’m so much smarter than everyone” attitude, he’s a pretty easy guy to root against. Particularly in Boston.

I don’t know think his relationship with current and former players has much to do with how fans should feel about him.

For the record, Portnoy hated Kyrie even when he was on the Celtics, before he bailed. Plenty of other Celtics fans were in the same boat.
 

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I really don’t care about the rest, but the idea that a Jewish person can offer absolution for antisemitism is wrong, and kind of offensive besides.
But he has a Jewish friend employer with a significant financial interest in his popularity who says nice things about him publicly.