Nike cuts ties with Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving: report
The Nike logo adorns the Nike SoHo store, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the SoHo neighbourhood of New York. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
Published Monday, December 5, 2022 12:43PM EST
Nike Inc (NKE.N) has cut ties with Kyrie Irving, a month after suspending its relationship with the Brooklyn Nets star in the aftermath of his promotion of an anti-Semitic documentary, The Athletic reported on Monday.
Irving faced heavy criticism after he posted a link to the 2018 documentary film on Twitter in late October and later defending the post. The seven-time All Star has since deleted the post and apologized.
Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment on The Athletic's report. Irving could not be immediately reached for comment.
The sportswear giant in November canceled its next Irving-branded shoe release. Several media outlets have reported the sneaker deal to be worth $11 million, but Reuters could not confirm that.
Irving returned to play for The Nets last month, ending a team-imposed eight-game suspension.