Jaylen Brown adds Nets' owner Joe Tsai to list of hypocrites, implies NBA are as well
The NBA and the Nets handling of this Kyrie Irving situation continues to get more messy and messy. Jaylen Brown recently called out Nike by saying "Since when did Nike care about ethics?" after they severed ties with Kyrie Irving and spoke about the ethics they stand for. Now that Kyrie Irving's suspension has continued past the 5 game mark despite his apology and Commissioner Adam Silver saying that he doesn't believe Irving is an antisemite, all eyes are on Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai.
Tsai has been criticized himself for his company Alibaba ignoring human rights violations and Jaylen (and I'm assuming the whole NBPA union leadership and most of the players) is not cool with the indefinite suspension and the lengthy list of things Irving needs to do to prove himself to Tsai.
“[Tsai] didn’t say that the organization was working together to get Kyrie back on the floor, he said that he had ‘more work to do.’ Our society has more work to do, including Joe Tsai. It’s 2022, it takes ten minutes of time to see who these business owners, corporations, etc., who they’re associated with, who they’re doing business with, who they’re affiliated with.”
The question for Brown and his response begins at the 2:15 mark of the above video. Jaylen is definitely calling out people for throwing rocks from their glass houses. And you know Adam Silver and NBA owners are petrified that Brown will call out the NBA directly for their partnership with China and turning blind eyes to human rights issues involving the country.