‘dr. J’ Says Kyrie Irving Won’t Lose His Basketball Career Over Anti-Semitism Controversy

ELK GROVE, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Julius Erving aka Dr. J attends the VIP Pairings Party at La Reve Estates Vineyard during the Phil Oates Celebrity Golf Classic on October 16, 2022 in Elk Grove, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Legendary Philadelphia 76ers player Jules “Dr. J” Erving rarely speaks, but he shared his thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving and the public lashes he received after tweeting a link to a controversial anti-Semitic video.

While Irving found himself in a tough spot after refusing to disavow anti-Semitism after sharing a link to Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America! and to much criticism, Dr. J said that Irving would still have skin in the game after all is said and done and that his career will stand the test of this tumultuous time.

“Owners are greedy,” Dr. J said. “He’s going to end up in the league playing for somebody, no matter how toxic he is.”

“As long as he’s young enough to score those buckets and do what he does, be Kyrie, he’ll have a job,”

The legendary Philadelphia 76ers player said he just wished Irving had more respect for the game and counted on his blessing to be able to play in the NBA.

“I always thought it was a privilege, an honor and a blessing to be able to be an NBA player. So if he could respect that a bit more, I would be happy for him to share my name.

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