Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has a reputation for being very short with the media. Unfortunately for him, the NBA doesn’t tolerate that and slapped Irving and the Nets with $25,000 fines for his refusal to speak to the media this week.
But it looks like Kyrie has had enough. After getting the fine, Kyrie took to Instagram with a message for the NBA and everyone else.
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Quoting civil rights legend Malcolm X, Kyrie wrote, “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it, I’m for Justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Kyrie then added, “I pray we utilize the ‘fine money’ for the marginalized communities in need, especially seeing where our world is presently. (I am) I am here for Peace, Love, and Greatness. So stop distracting me and my team, and appreciate the Art. We move different over here.”
“I do not talk to Pawns. My attention is worth more.”