Maybe the Pedestal Was a Mistake?
Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Adam Silver and the NBA's PR Malaise
This Kyrie Irving vs. The Jews imbroglio has prompted more requests for an article than any other. There are a few reasons for it but I suspect it only has so much to do with Kyrie and antisemitism in the specific. It’s also about this, a Thursday screen shot of ESPN’s “basketball” headlines.
My sense is that the article requests are, in part, related to this broader dynamic that a lot of people are simply sick of. Everyone feels what’s going on, but there aren’t many articulations out there on how it happened or what it means. So what is it? How did “I love this game!” turn into never ending damage control?