Kyrie Irving, a star of Brooklyn Nets in National Basketball Association (NBA), has just released a response against the penalty that the NBA put on him.
NBA recently fined Nets Kyrie Irving a penalty of $25.000 for violating the media access regulation of the NBA. The star of Nets was penalized for reason that he refused to participate in “team media availability.” Irving, instead of being silent, was responsive at the penalty put on him. The star of Nets believed that NBA penalty was offensive against his humanity and trusted that they violated his privacy.
Irving even called NBA with the word Pawns. “I do not talk to Pawns. My attention worth more,” he wrote on his social media.
On his social media site, Irving emphasized that he had enough for someone else’s propaganda (he means NBA regulation), and what he all did was for humanity and justice.
“I am here for Peace, Love, and Greatness. So stop distracting me and my team, and appreciate the Art. We move different over here,” Irving added to his post on the social media.
Immediately, his post attracted several replies, and one of them was from his Nets’ teammate, Kevin Love. Love said that he would never call someone with the word pawns, and though the player is so empathy with Irving’s situation, he did not agree with how Irving expressed his emotion.
“Calling anyone a pawn is a sure sign of disrespect,” Love said.
Perhaps, it was not a good move from the NBA when they fined a player for not attending the media access of the league. The penalty is reasonable since it is stated on the regulation of the NBA, but Irving has his reason to call NBA with the word pawns.
In the end of his post, Irving said that he wished his penalty money could be used for charitable activities.
“I pray we utilize the ‘fine money’ for the marginalized communities in need, especially seeing where our world is presently,” Irving wrote.
Since February of this year, Irving has not appeared on the media regularly because of his knee injury. Irving continued to deny several media access to him though several requests for an interview with him have been sent to Nets. According to NBA rule book, players and clubs have to give media a chance to access to them, and since Irving kept denying the media access, he was penalized a fine of $25.000.