Kanye West has dug himself a deeper hole in recent weeks with anti-Semitic outbursts, flimsy allegations regarding race and the death of George Floyd, and his use of the r-word to refer to Vice President Joe Biden. On social media, his actions have sparked outrage, concern, and compassion. Donda Academy has now been kicked out of a major basketball tournament as a result of his antics.

According to TMZ, the best players on Kanye West’s Donda Academy basketball team will miss out on one of high school basketball’s biggest stages this year. It’s all because of Ye’s controversial anti-Semitic comments that Donda has been dropped from the Scholastic Play-By-Play Classics schedule for this season.

They claimed West’s “words and actions violate our values as a company and a country, and what we seek to ensure at all of our events — a spirit of diversity, sportsmanship, inclusion, equity and mutual respect.” At the high school level, the tournament, which has five national locations, is a huge deal.

It has previously hosted future NBA Superstars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant. Donda was supposed to compete in the December 11 event in Louisville. It’s a major setback for the entire team, including five-star guards Robert Dillingham (who has committed to Kentucky) and AJ Johnson, as well as the other nationally ranked players on the squad.

Scholastic Play-By-Play feels for the young athletes adding, “while we are firm in our reasoning for this decision, it does not diminish our heartache and regret for Donda’s hardworking athletes who will lose out the most as a result of Kanye’s actions.”

Unfortunately, we cannot in good conscience host an organization founded and directed by Mr. West at our events.

It’s just the latest repercussion of Ye’s remarks. As previously reported, he has parted ways with Adidas, Balenciaga, and CAA, and Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown have stated that they are no longer represented by Donda Sports. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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