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Report: Kyrie, Silver had 'productive' meeting Tuesday

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving and NBA commissioner Adam Silver met for a productive and understanding visit Tuesday, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The meeting is part of Irving's process of potentially rejoining the Nets. Last week, Brooklyn suspended Irving for at least five games after he failed to disavow antisemitism, and he has served three games of the suspension so far.

Silver issued a statement on Irving last week, calling his decision to share a link to a movie containing antisemitic material "reckless." The commissioner also wrote he was disappointed Irving had not yet offered an unqualified apology and denounced the film's content. Irving apologized the following day via Instagram, saying he "had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate."

The Nets reportedly assigned Irving a list of tasks to complete before rejoining the team. Among other things, the organization requested Irving apologize for sharing a link to the antisemitic film and denounce its content, meet with Jewish community leaders, and complete an antisemitic/anti-hate training program.

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