Charles Barkley: Kyrie Irving Should Have Been Suspended

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving recently became the subject of public criticism after he promoted a film containing anti-semitic tropes.

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The NBA and the Nets organization have both denounced Kyrie's promotion, but he hasn't received any formal punishment. 

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The All-Star point guard has played in each of Brooklyn's two game since the controversy.

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Kyrie and the Nets are playing the Chicago Bulls in a featured matchup on TNT this evening. 

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Before the game, NBA analyst Charles Barkley shared his opinion on the situation.

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"I think the NBA dropped the ball. I think Adam [Silver] should've suspended him," Barkley said. "First of all, Adam is Jewish. 

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You can't my $40 million then insult my religion... He should've been suspended."

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Barkley compared Irving's situation to that of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards earlier this season. 

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Edwards was fined $40,000 for using a homophobic slur on social media.

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Irving issued a statement on Twitter after the controversy emerged. He did not apologize or take accountability for his promotion.

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Irving has zero points through 13 minutes in the first half of tonight's game.

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