On Sunday, Kyrie Irving posted a tweet without context but with a lot of gravity and will...
The N-word is a derogatory racial slur!— K.A.I A11Even (@KyrieIrving) April 11, 2021
It will never be...
-a term of endearment
NEVER FORGET ITS FOUL AND TRUE HISTORY!
Throw that N-word out the window, right alongside all of those other racist words used to describe my people.
We are not slaves or N’s
Now, according to Complex.com and others, Irving’s comment may have been triggered by Dennis Schröder’s purported use of the N-word in his Saturday night confrontation with Irving during the Lakers’ game ... a confrontation that got both men tossed for the first time in their careers.
Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schröder both got ejected for the first time in their careers— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 11, 2021
(via @espn) pic.twitter.com/Hewkgofalm
Complex reported that some believed they could read Schröder’s lips...
A Twitter user captioned the words believed to be said by Irving and Schröder during the altercation, and it appears the Lakers guard may have used the N-word while jawing at Kyrie, which may have set him off. We should note that it hasn’t been confirmed what was actually said between the players, but Irving’s tweet leaves little to the imagination.
As noted, Irving has not specifically commented on either the confrontation or the tweet, but the Nets star has often used social media to express his beliefs.
- Kyrie Irving Appears to Address Dennis Schröder’s Alleged Use of N-Word During Heated Exchange - Jose Martinez - Complex.com