8:31 AM PT — Durant is following up on his comments … making it clear he is against hate speech and antisemitism.
“I’m about spreading love always,” KD tweeted. “Our game Unites people and I wanna make sure that’s at the forefront.”
Kevin Durant thinks the Brooklyn Nets should have shut up and let Kyrie Irving dribble … saying the organization should have not gotten involved in his teammate’s antisemitism controversy.
He does, however, say he trusts the organization to make the right decision when asked about Kyrie’s 5-game suspension.
KD spoke with the media on Friday about the Nets’ decision to punish Kyrie over inadequately addressing the decision to post a link to a movie riddled with antisemitic beliefs … and he feels like it was none of the team’s business.
“I ain’t here to judge nobody or talk down on the life or how they feel with their views and things,” Durant said. “I just didn’t like anything that went on. I felt like it was all unnecessary. I felt like we could have just kept playing basketball and kept quiet as an organization.”
Durant also took a jab at the media … saying outlets were quick to spark outrage after Kyrie posted the tweet.
“Everybody has an opinion on the situation, and we’re hearing it nonstop.”
As we previously reported, Kyrie has been under fire for several missed opportunities to apologize and denounce antisemitism … which resulted in his suspension and a fiery statement from NBA commish Adam Silver.
The Nets also voiced their dissatisfaction when handing down the suspension … saying, “Such failure to disavow antisemitism when given a clear opportunity to do so is deeply disturbing, is against the values of our organization, and constitutes conduct detrimental to the team.”
Kyrie eventually released his latest attempt at a mea culpa on Thursday … which still wasn’t enough for some critics.
Nets GM Sean Marks spoke about Irving’s most recent comments on Friday … saying it’s a “step,” but there’s still more that needs to be done.
Marks also said the Nets never considered waiving Irving … but it’s clear the team is not happy.
Originally Published — 8:19 AM PT