During heated Nets vs Lakers game frustrations boiled over the most when Kyrie Irving was ejected along with Dennis Schroder. The incident that led to them getting kicked out the game was Kyrie Irving trying to fight Dennis Schroder. Until now it was unknown what caused this altercation. Apparently Dennis Schroder called Kyrie Irving the N-Word racial slur. However, there is video of Kyrie Irving using the N-word too in the past.
In most cases people would easily see what’s wrong with this, but in this case both he and Dennis Schroder are the same race. It clearly wasn’t said in a derogatory way, but in the same way his black teammates have been heard using the word among their friends. As aforementioned even Kyrie Irving said the N-Word word as we will show you below.
When you watch the footage you can see the players on his team are very confused, especially Kevin Durant.
Here is Kyrie Irving saying the N-Word even though he wanted to fight Dennis Schroder for calling him the N-word in a non-offensive manner.
In the black community the N-word was changed into a term of endearment to take power away from racists who created another version the word to be derogatory. Naturally not everyone will feel comfortable with using any form of the word, due to his origins. That is the sentiment Kyrie Irving seems to have now.
The easy way to tell the difference between the N-word used within the black community and the N-word used by racists is by looking at the last two letters. When spelled with the last two letters being “ga”, black people can use the word among each other in a non offensive way. Racist people spell the word with a “er” at the end, which is offensive. Most people feel that Caucasians using any form of the word is considered offensive.
Kyrie Irving’s sentiment is very noble and easy to understand, but still seems a bit hypocritical based on the fact he has used the word in the past. Instead of trying to fight Dennis Schroder why not just explain nicely that you don’t like that word anymore? This footage seems to convey he overreacted and he made his own teammates uncomfortable.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff