Nike Suspends Relationship With Kyrie Irving, Signaling End Of Kyrie/Nike Sneakers

The Kyrie Irving fallout continues.

For the past week, Irving has been under fire for sharing an antisemitic movie on his Twitter timeline.

Despite the fact that Irving has finally apologized for sharing the movie on his Twitter account, Nike has announced that they were suspending their relationship with the NBA star and will not launch the Kyrie 8 sneakers this year.

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

Sports business journalist Darren Rovell believes there’s a possibility Nike doesn’t release another Nike sneaker.

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