The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for no less than five games without pay Thursday, unnerved by his rehashed inability to "unequivocally say he has no prejudiced convictions,

 with Irving later releasing an expression of remorse for his online entertainment post last week about a book and film that highlight bigoted figures of speech.

Irving had wouldn't apologize during a post-practice media meeting prior Thursday, and the Nets consequently said Irving is "presently ill suited to be related with the Brooklyn Nets."

"We were overwhelmed today, whenever offered a chance in a media meeting, that Kyrie declined to unequivocally say he has no racist convictions, nor recognize explicit disdainful material in the film. 

This was not whenever he first had the open door - - however fizzled - - to explain," the Nets said in an explanation.


"Such inability to deny discrimination against Jews whenever offered a reasonable chance to do so is profoundly upsetting,


 is against the upsides of our association, and is lead hindering to the group. As needs be, we are of the view that he is as of now ill suited to be related with the Brooklyn Nets."


Around four hours after the Nets declared his suspension, Irving released a statement of regret, which many, including NBA magistrate Adam Silver, had needed sooner.

In an Instagram post, Irving wrote: "To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize

I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.