Kyrie Irving broke his silence Wednesday night as he continues to make headlines for his decision not to get vaccinated.
Kyrie is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars per game and youTo let you know what’s stopping the bag, while the NBA doesn’t have a policy requiring players to get vaccinated, teams in cities like New York and San Francisco are subject to mandates imposed by municipal law.
In other words, anyone who plays for a team in those cities must be vaccinated or they won’t be able to play home games in their stadiums.
Kyrie Irving’s decision not to get vaccinated prevents him from practicing or playing with his team. He’s reportedly losing an estimated $ 381,000 for every game he doesn’t play for the Nets.
Many people have debated Kyrie’s position, including sports analysts and television hosts like Stephen A. Smith, but Kyrie had yet to publicly address his position.
Then on Wednesday night, Kyrie seemed to have had enough of the reaction. It was downloaded for almost 30 minutes on Instagram Live, explaining his decision to remain unvaccinated and questioning the need for all criticism when it is his choice and his body.
“I chose not to be vaccinated, and that was my choice. And I would ask everyone to respect that choice, and I’m going to continue to stay fit, be ready to play, be ready to rock with my teammates and be a part of all of this, “Kyrie said, adding that he has no plans. to retire despite some rumors brewing on Wednesday.
Then Kyrie apparently shot Stephen A. Smith, who said that Kyrie was acting “completely stupid.”
“Keep playing with my name, you know how to keep playing with my image, keep painting me in a certain way without my talking, these guys are puppets!” Kyrie exclaimed. “… They call me unintelligent, they call me all these different kinds of names and they will never say it to my face.”
You can see a part of the Kyrie live below: