18 June, 2024
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Nike splits with NBA star Kyrie Irving


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Nike has parted ways with Kyrie Irving.

The shoe giant announced on Friday it will stop its relationship with the Brooklyn guard, who has been suspended by the Nets for what the team called a repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs.”

The Nets made that move on Thursday, and a day later, the company made its decision as well.

“At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism,” the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said.

“To that end, we’ve made the decision to suspend our relationship with Kyrie Irving effective immediately and will no longer launch the Kyrie 8.”

That shoe was to be released later this month. Irving has had a signature line with the company since 2014.

“We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone,” the company said.


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