NBA: The controversy with Irving continues: he returns to the track with the support of radical groups

Cdirect consequences of the acts. As had been suspected, Kyrie Irving chose the game against the Memphis Grizzlies to return to action after being linked to anti-Semitic convictions and the controversy has not stopped. Because of what happened before the game, directly explaining how what happened with the ’11’ from the Prospect Heights neighborhood team is much more than an anecdote. Something real, with extremist groups demonstrating in favor of the talented player.

Because at the gates of the Barclays Center, hundreds of members of the extremist group “Israel United in Christ” showed their support for the base. Not in sports, but in social convictions. They marched dressed in purple sweatshirts with gold details and are known as the black Jews. That group that is related to the film with anti-Semitic overtones (“Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America”) that Irving spread through his social networks. They even received support from other levels of the league, such as Jaylen Brown, star of the Celtics. “Energy,” I pointed out via his Twitter.

Segn public Sopan Deb, a journalist from the ‘NY Times’, the radical groups carried a sheet summarizing their principles. “The truth about anti-Semitism. They say that blacks and Hispanics are the ’12 Tribes of Israel.’

They are a radical group that since the 1960s has grown in anti-Semitism, anti-LGBT groups, and with xenophobic and misogynist overtones. They preach to be the true Israelites of the Bible, since they point out that the “so-called Jews” stole their identity and birthright.

On the pitch…

In sports, Irving returned. He not too successful, as he scored 14 points in 26 minutes with 5/12 on the shot. The Nets won, based on a 16-4 run with which they entered the last quarter (104-120, 42′). The contribution from the bench of Yuta Watanabe stood out, with 16 points. Kevin Durant repeated a great performance, with 26 points and 7 rebounds.

For his part, Santi Aldama came off the bench. 21 minutes on the field, with 8 points and 3 rebounds. His Grizzlies noticed that the two outer stars of him, Ja Morant and Desmond Bane are out with injury. The Memphis franchise is 10-7, behind the Nets 8-9.



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