Kyrie Irving is one of the ten best basketball players in the world. He also has strange thoughts on pretty much everything. The Brooklyn Nets star believes JFK was killed because he wanted to end the banking cartel. Irving has also claimed that the world is flat, and teachers should let students “do their own research.”
So it was no surprise when Irving came out against the COVID-19 vaccine. It has been a costly choice. The point guard has been ineligible to play home games in New York City. The Nets recently decided to allow him to come back and play road games in stadiums that don’t require vaccinations. During his first press conference back, Irving admitted that he didn’t understand the consequences of his choice.
The Brooklyn Net told reporters, “I understood their decision (the Nets not allowing him to play in games), and I respected it. I had to sit back and think and try not to become too emotionally attached to what they were deciding to do. I had to sit down and really evaluate things and see it from their perspective.”
"It's my first day back around the block with the guys, and it felt like it's been a long time"
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Irving continued, “I understood their choice to say ‘if you’re not gonna be fully vaccinated you can’t be a full participant and I knew the consequences. I wasn’t prepared for them, by no stretch of the imagination.”
The Nets’ next road game will take place on January 5th.
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