NBA Hall Of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Kyrie Irving For Sharing Clip Of Controversial Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: Irving Is Back & More Destructive, Insensitive, & Just Plain Silly Than Before

NBA Hall Of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Kyrie Irving For Sharing Clip Of Controversial Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones: Irving Is Back & More Destructive, Insensitive, & Just Plain Silly Than Before

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had some words for Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, and it’s all due to something that was shared on social media.

Last month, Kyrie Irving took to his Instagram account to share a 2002 clip of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ take on the government’s “New World Order’s” alleged agenda to harm humanity.

Kyrie Irving

In the short clip, which is titled “Never Forget: Alex Jones Tried to Warn Us,” Alex Jones, who owns the infamous Infowars website, said,

“Yes, there have been corrupt empires; yes, they manipulate; yes, there are secret societies. Yes, there have been oligarchy throughout history, and yes, today, in 2002, there is a tyrannical order organization calling itself the New World Order.”

Elsewhere in the video, Alex Jones rambled,

“[The government] becomes God, basically, when it comes to your health. And then, by releasing diseases, and viruses, and plagues upon us, we, then, basically get shoved in their system.”

Following Kyrie Irving’s repost, the 30-year-old, who serves as the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, came under fire for his Jones cosign. If you didn’t know, Jones is currently being sued by the parents of a Sandy Hook massacre victim.

Alex Jones

In 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 of the fatalities were students, between the ages of 6 and 7, while the others were adult staff members. Jones falsely proclaimed that the tragic occurrence was all a hoax, adding that the shooting was staged to enact gun control laws.

However, this isn’t a first for Jones’ outlandish theories. Reportedly, back in 2016, he also accused renowned politician Hillary Clinton of sexually assaulting and dismembering minors.

Hillary Clinton

So, when it comes to a prominent, Black figure like Kyrie Irving seen backing any statement from Alex Jones, who’s known for spewing misinformation, of course, mayhem is bound to strike.

In a recent article, Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke on Irving seemingly supporting Jones’ commentary, and he referred to it as “destructive, insensitive, and just plain silly.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote in the lengthy piece:

“Now Irving is back and more destructive, insensitive, and just plain silly than before. He decided it would be a good idea to post a 2002 video clip from Infowars founder Alex Jones. Yeah, the guy who has been on trial for denying the Sandy Hook shootings and who previously admitted in open court that he’s a performer and his onscreen persona is just a character (that bilks millions of dollars from unaware viewers).”

The 75-year-old continued by expressing his disdain for Alex Jones, lighting into Irving’s decision to publicly agree with Jones on his platform.

“The main gist of the clip is a warning about a cabal of international leaders who are secretly releasing plagues on the world from which they can profit. (Of course, we know who really profits from making this claim.) Alex Jones is one of the most despicable human beings alive and to associate with him means you share his stench.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t quite done there, though. Further into the editorial, he stated that he doesn’t feel that Irving’s impact on the sports culture would be as huge if it wasn’t for the younger generation’s idolization of athletes.

He bluntly said,

“Kyrie Irving would be dismissed as a comical buffoon if it weren’t for his influence over young people who look up to athletes. When I look at some of the athletes who have used their status to actually improve society—Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, Bill Russel, Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe, and more—it becomes clear how much Irving has tarnished the reputations of all athletes who strive to be seen as more than dumb jocks.”

Although many pride Irving on who he is and have remained to be among the industry of ballers, it’s clear that the New York native isn’t too happy with him. In fact, Abdul-Jabbar believes that, because of his (seemingly) “disappointing” behavior, Irving should be dropped from his Nike, Pepsi, and 2K Sports sponsors.

“Irving does not seem to have the capacity to change, but we have the capacity to keep fighting against his brand of destructive behavior. One way to do that, beyond shaking our heads and nasty tweets, is to write to his sponsors and tell them to drop Irving—or you will drop them.”

This isn’t the only time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has directed some harsh remarks toward Kyrie Irving, though. Last year, after Irving’s disapproval of the COVID-19 vaccination, he labeled his stance “reckless” and destructive” to the Black community.

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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell