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Kyrie Irving says he can’t be focused on basketball amid ‘dehumanization’ around the world

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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half of their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center on October 23, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving is different in and out of the court and that’s evident on the press conference after the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

The Brooklyn Nets superstar talked on the situation and the conflict between Israel and Palestine that shook the world again the last few days.

(via Bleacher Report):

“For me personally, I’m not really…I’m not gonna lie to you guys. There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on in this world, and basketball’s just not the most important thing to me right now. There’s a lot of stuff going on overseas. All my people are still in bondage all across the world, and there’s a lot of dehumanization going on.

“So I apologize if I’m not gonna be focused on y’all’s questions. It’s just too much going on in the world for me to just be talking about basketball. I got to focus on this s–t 24-7, most of the time, but it’s just too much going on in this world not to address. It’s sad to see the s–t going on.

The Nets need one more win to secure the 2nd seed in the East after their 105-91 win over the Bulls. This game was really important for Brooklyn, who had available their three superstars for the first time in three months.

Despite being focused on things out of the basketball realm, Irving went in to lead the Nets in scoring with 22 points in 30 minutes of play.

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