NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving could return from serving his suspension to play Sunday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets after apologizing for his prejudice against the Jewish community by posting a link to a film containing anti-Semitic material.
The Nets listed Irving as a doubt for the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on their injury report Saturday. He has missed the last eight games.
The team suspended the guard a minimum of five games without pay on Nov. 3 after he refused to say he had no anti-Semitic beliefs when questioned about his now-deleted Twitter post.
On Saturday Irving told SNY: “I just want to deeply apologize for my actions in this time since I posted the message. I’ve had a long time to think about it. But my focus, initially, if I could do it again, would be trying to heal and repair relationships with my family, Jewish brothers and sisters.”
Irving met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Nets owner Joe Tsai during his suspension and both acknowledged that they do not believe he holds anti-Semitic views.
Star point guard Ja Morant will be unavailable with Memphis because of a sprained left ankle suffered Friday.