NBA Twitter responds to Kyrie Irving’s divisive statement, defending those who have declined to have the COVID-19 immunisation and are consequently not permitted to work. Particularly since taking the courageous stand of choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Kyrie Irving has come to symbolise controversy.
The Nets guard refused to change his mind despite the divisive reactions to his choice, even if doing so would have cost him an estimated $11.4 million. No home-team player was permitted to practise or perform in any of the city’s venues if they were not immunised, per the NYC regulation.
In a strange twist, none of the visiting teams had to follow this rule, which led many people to say that the order was wrong. Although the Nets’ front office was unwilling to sign Irving on a part-time basis at first, they would later retract their position.
With the newly elected mayor, Eric Adams, removing the mandate for athletes and entertainers, things would continue to go in the favour of the seven-time All-Star. Star’s Uncle Drew recently sparked a firestorm on Twitter with his stance in favour of folks who were prohibited from working because they lacked the required vaccinations.
NBA News: Irving Tweeted in Response to the City Removing the Vaccination Requirement
NBA Twitter responds to Kyrie Irving’s stance in favour of the anti-vaxxers.
There is no doubt that Irving won’t receive the COVID vaccine, at least not anytime soon. The 30-year-old missed 53 games last season because he rebelled against getting immunised, and the Nets suffered as a result. Although the former ASG MVP is no longer obligated by the mandate, he still advocates for those who suffer the most.
Irving couldn’t possibly avoid the news for very long, could he? His most recent tweet is proof of this. The Nets star ignites the anti-vaxxers’ controversy once more.
After the most recent adjustment to the NYC vaccine mandate, Kyrie Irving criticised Eric Adams: The largest breach of human rights
Following a recent modification to the city’s regulations by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has once again spoken out against COVID-19 vaccinations.
Irving hasn’t been silent about his feelings about the mandates after missing roughly two-thirds of the season owing to New York City’s regulations. Adams repealed the private employer vaccination requirement on Tuesday, but city employees must still be immunised to work.
Irving Vented His Annoyance on Twitter About the Situation
"If I can work and not be immunised, then all of my brothers and sisters who are also not immunised should be able to do the same, without being judged, demonised, or dismissed," he stated.
One of history’s largest abuses of human rights is the forcible vaccine/pandemic. Given that he played in New York City, where vaccine exemptions were severely restricted, it is fair to argue that Irving had the hardest time as an unvaccinated player in the NBA.
With Brooklyn, Irving was only able to participate in 29 games last season, six of which were played at Barclays Center. The other unvaccinated players in the league, on the other hand, were allowed to play at their home stadiums if the rules in their cities allowed it.
Since Joe Tsai, the owner, and Sean Marks, the general manager, decided that Irving shouldn’t be a part-time player, the season started outside of the Nets’ facility. All of that changed when it became necessary to fill vacancies due to the Nets’ frequent injuries and COVID-19 positive testing.
When the Nets travelled, Irving would only play with them. Only in March of this year did New York City relax its policies, allowing unvaccinated sportsmen and entertainers to take the stage at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and other venues. While Irving is not now impacted by the mandate, he will continue to speak out in favour of those who are unvaccinated and are.