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NBA-Nets guard Irving available to play Sunday, team says By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Oct 29, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts after being called for a foul in the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will be available to play at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, ending a team-imposed eight-game suspension for sharing anti-Semitic content on social media.

The seven-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star on Saturday issued his most direct apology since he was handed the suspension on Nov. 3, telling local sports network SNY that he had been on a “learning journey” and was not anti-Semitic.

He apologized again to reporters Sunday as the team confirmed he had been cleared to play.

“Kyrie took ownership of his journey and had conversations with several members of the Jewish community,” the Nets said in a statement.

“We are pleased that he is going about the process in a meaningful way.”

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