ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that suspended All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is nearing completion on the process needed for a return to play and could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets as soon as Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
ESPN Sources: Suspended All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is nearing completion on the process needed for a return to play and could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets as soon as Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies: https://t.co/9UZpm36mHx— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 16, 2022
Irving is serving a minimum five-game suspension for refusing to say he had no antisemitic beliefs after linking to a film on social media that was filled with antisemitic material.
Irving apologized after he was suspended by the Nets and has met with Nets owner Joe Tsai and commissioner Adam Silver individually.
NBPA executive director Tamika Tremaglio told ESPN that Irving "is continuing his journey of dialogue and education".
"He has been grappling with the full weight of the impact of his voice and actions, particularly in the Jewish community. Kyrie rejects antisemitism in any form, and he's dedicated to bettering himself and increasing his level of understanding. He plans to continue this journey well into the future to ensure that his words and actions align with his pursuit of truth and knowledge."
Irving will miss his eighth consecutive game on Thursday night when the Nets face the Portland Trail Blazers.