Nets’ Kyrie Irving seemingly upset at Dennis Schroder for calling him N-word
The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly lost to the shorthanded Los Angles Lakers in a heated contest on Saturday night. Without LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, or Anthony Davis in the rotation, the Lakers reserves were able to cap off a 126-101 win over the Nets. However, during the game both Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder were ejected, causing a stir of unsettlement across the NBA.
It was a controversial decision made by the officials, as neither player got physical with each other at all. However, during the altercation, the two exchanged verbal insults at each other, and Kyrie Irving is not too happy with what Schroder had called him.
Irving took to Twitter to share his displeasure with Dennis Schroder, by displaying his dislike for the use of the “N-word.”
The N-word is a derogatory racial slur!
It will never be…
-a term of endearment
NEVER FORGET ITS FOUL AND TRUE HISTORY!
Throw that N-word out the window, right alongside all of those other racist words used to describe my people.
We are not slaves or N’s
— K.A.I A11Even (@KyrieIrving) April 11, 2021
The derogatory racial slur still holds a lot of meaning and has a dirty history. Kyrie Irving has stopped using the word altogether, as he believes it should be thrown “out the window.”
Dennis Schroder hasn’t said anything since the argument with Kyrie Irving on Saturday night, and he likely stays quiet. This has been the second game in the last week where the Lakers’ point guard finds himself in a heated exchange with an opponent. Officials had to separate him and OG Anunoby when the Lakers played the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
Schroder is known to be a fiery competitor, but for Kyrie Irving, Schroder’s words were over the line. We’ll see how Kyrie Irving bounces back, as the Nets are fighting for first place in the Eastern Conference.