Nets suspend guard Kyrie Irving at least 5 games for antisemitic comments
Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets looks on from the bench during a game against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center on Nov. 1, 2022, in New York. - Dustin Satloff/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets suspended guard Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay after his antisemitic remarks. The suspension was handed down Thursday hours after Irving refused to publicly apologize for his comments after NBA commissioner Adam Silver demanded one. “We were dismayed today, when given an opportunity in a media session, that Kyrie refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film. This was not the first time he had the opportunity — but failed — to clarify,” the Nets said in a statement. “Such failure ...