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Kyrie Irving Officially A Sneaker Free Agent

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In the wake of the controversy surrounding his social-media post about a book and movie containing antisemitic ideas, Nike has decided to suspend its contract with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving.

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Nike also said they will no longer release Irving’s latest shoe, the Kyrie 8.

“At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism,” Nike said in a prepared statement. “We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone.”

Irving, who is 30, has had a contract with Nike since 2014.

UPDATE 12/5: After first signing with the brand back in 2011, Kyrie Irving and Nike have officially parted ways, making him a sneaker free agent, per Shams Charania.

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Mario Briguglio
Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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