Let’s face it, Kyrie Irving is not a martyr. He finally took to his Instagram Live and didn’t say much.
I don’t even know what his position or point of view is, other than that people shouldn’t be forced to do something they don’t want to. What I agree with elsewhere! Kyrie is well within her rights to decide what to put in her body. But that doesn’t make him Muhammad Ali, a comparison I’ve actually seen.
Ali put his career on the line at its peak not to fight a war and to protest racism at home. Kyrie is paid to stay home by the Brooklyn Nets.
Irving’s personal choice had professional consequences as the very round earth does not revolve around him, and the Nets had to make their own choice to continue with Kevin Durant and James Harden and not a part-time player, who has a story of not being exactly the most reliable teammate.
I would also ask this, what is Kyrie trying to accomplish? Does he plan to do this as a protest against all vaccine mandates? Or would he already be playing if he got the exemption he mentioned? I really wish the guy the best and want to see him on the basketball court again … what fan of the game wouldn’t?
However, this is all a lot more like Kyrie Irving not wanting to do something just because she is told to do it and not for a real cause.