Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets took responsibility for a tweet last week promoting an anti-Semitic film, according to a joint statement by the NBA team and the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday.

“I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility,” Irving said in the statement.

Irvin and the Nets will donate $500,000 “toward causes and organizations that work to eradicate hate and intolerance in our communities,” it said.

“I do not believe everything said in the documentary was true or reflects my morals and principles. I am a human being learning from all walks of life and I intend to do so with an open mind and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, we meant no harm to any one group, race or religion of people, and wish to only be a beacon of truth and light,” the seven-time All Star said in the statement.

The ADL tweeted that it commends Irving and the Brooklyn Nets “for listening to the concerns of everyone who spoke out against #antisemitism and taking it as an opportunity to learn and do better.”


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