Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving sparked controversy after exhibiting up to Saturday’s postgame press convention carrying a Palestinian keffiyeh.
The Mavericks star, who claimed to be a “committed” Muslim in 2021, wore the black and white checkered headgear regardless of having no cultural connection to the Palestinians as he spoke in regards to the recreation.
Irving didn’t make any verbal statements in regards to the garment, provide any causes for carrying it, or communicate to any political conditions around the globe.
Kyrie Irving highlighted some defensive breakdowns by the Dallas Mavericks, leading to open 3s for well timed makes by the Milwaukee Bucks:
“We did a good job coming out of halftime with that energy and verve we normally have. We were playing good defensive principals, and they… pic.twitter.com/lDVrPTOu02
— Grant Afseth (@GrantAfseth) November 19, 2023
He was additionally seen carrying the keffiyeh as he entered the world.
Kyrie Irving Palestinian keffiyeh 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/xCPO10neMj
— Bass (@BassAmorah) November 19, 2023
Neither the group nor the NBA made any statements about Irving’s show.
But Irving has made no actual mistake that he helps Hamas and never Israel after the phobia group went on an inhuman spree of rape, homicide, infanticide, torture, and kidnapping of Israeli civilians throughout a rampage by way of Southern Israel on October 7.
On October 11, solely 4 days after the phobia assault, Irving took to his X account and blasted the media for not talking up for Hamas.
“Where are all you tough talking Media Heads that get on TV and social platforms to condemn people who stand by the oppressed?” he wrote.
“Crimes are being committed against humanity and most of you are silent. Cat got your tongue? Or you’re afraid of actually standing for something real,” he added.
Where are all you powerful speaking Media Heads that get on TV and social platforms to condemn individuals who stand by the oppressed??
Crimes are being dedicated in opposition to humanity and most of you might be silent.
Cat acquired your tongue? Or you’re afraid of truly standing for one thing actual
— Chief Hélà 🏾 (@KyrieIrving) October 11, 2023
Irving, in fact, was suspended in November of 2022 for refusing to disavow the antisemitic tweets he had made within the months earlier than his suspension, together with his support for the notoriously antisemitic group the Black Israelites.