Earlier, Owen posted and promoted anti-Semitic films on social media. As a result, it was pushed to the focus of public opinion and was suspended by the Nets. Recently, the well-known brand Nike also issued a statement, announcing that it would stop cooperation with Irving, and will no longer release new Kyrie shoes co-branded with him.
Nike’s official statement said: ” In Nike, any speech about hate and discrimination will not be allowed, and we condemn any anti-Semitic behavior and racial discrimination. It’s sad that this happened, and Nike will temporarily stop working with Irving. partnership between.”
Recently, Irving’s performance on the court has been very stable and won many victories for the team, but it has caused large and small disputes off the court. From last season’s reluctance to get vaccinated, to this controversial remark, Irving’s news is even more Much of the focus is on good performances off the field rather than in-game. This season he represented the Nets in8 games, averaging 26.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists. It is understood that Owen’s contract will expire next year. Judging from the current situation, the Nets may not give him another contract extension, and it is difficult for other teams in the league to give him a long-term guarantee contract.