Kyrie Irving can return to the Brooklyn Nets after an NBA suspension for posting a social media link to a movie containing anti-Semitic material.
Irving missed eight games during his suspension, during which time he met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Jewish community leaders.
He is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, any group of people,” Irving said.
The 30-year-old guard, a seven-time NBA All-Star, was suspended indefinitely on November 3.
He told reporters on Sunday: “I don’t advocate anything that smacks of hate speech, or anti-Semitism, or anything that opposes the human race.
“I think it was necessary for me to stand here and take responsibility for my actions because I should have handled it all in one way.
“It’s a great moment for me because I can learn throughout this process that the power of my voice is very strong. The influence that I have within my community is very strong. And I want to be part of it. responsible.
“To do that, we have to admit when you’ve been wrong and when you hurt people and it affects them.”
Confirming that Irving was once again available for selection, the Nets said: “Kyrie took ownership of his trip and had conversations with several members of the Jewish community.
“We are delighted that he is approaching the process in a meaningful way.”