Days After Kyrie Irving Called Journalists ‘Pawns’ In Attempt to Antagonise Them, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Made A Strong Statement In Support Of Them

Published 07/03/2022, 4:45 AM EDT

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Brooklyn Nets star player Kyrie Irving 2020 was raging war against the media and the NBA. The NBA star had made it clear on his social media that he won’t talk to the media for the season for his own reasons. A few days after Irving made the statement, Lamar Jackson appreciated the efforts of the media personnel.

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Lamar Jackson, while talking to the media, said“I just want to respect you guys, I would want to be respected if I was doing your job.” Jackson praised the media and explained he calls the reporters by their names and titles as he respects them. 

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Lamar Jackson has always been one of those quiet players in the league who prefer to speak by their actions. Jackson has been the face of the Baltimore Ravens for four years now and will enter his fifth season with them.

After the NBA fined the Nets Superstar, he took to his social media and called media a ‘pawn’. “I pray we utilize the “find money” for the marginalized communities in need, especially seeing where our world is present. I am here for peace, Love, and Greatness. So stop distracting me and my team, and appreciate the Art. We move differently over here. I do not talk to Pawns. My attention is worth more.”

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In 2019, NBA fined Nets star Kyrie Irving $25,000 as he refused to talk to the reporters. In fact, Irving had given out a statement about the same and said he was releasing this statement so that his message was properly conveyed.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson had his best NFL season in 2019

Lamar Jackson was drafted in 2018, and since he has taken Ravens to the playoffs three times in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In the last season, Ravens couldn’t make it to the playoffs. Jackson’s best year was in 2019 when he threw for 3,127 yards and had 36 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He was also awarded the NFL MVP award in 2019.

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Lamar Jackson will start his fifth season with the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson did not attend the OTAs organized by the Ravens in the offseason for the first time. It was being said that Jackson might switch to another team as he had some issues with his contract. But Lamar Jackson made a return in the mandatory with a much better physique.

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.
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