Kyrie Irving nonetheless believes that not getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the “proper choice,” regardless of the Brooklyn Nets’ struggles with out him on the courtroom for many of the common season. The star level guard mentioned his vaccination standing after a group apply on Friday night time. 

“I can actually say that I stood agency on what I believed in, what I wished to do with my physique. That ought to be not simply an American proper, that ought to be a human proper,” Irving stated, in response to the NY Publish. “And once you stand for one thing like that, in a society that we’re in the place we’ve got much more followers than we do leaders, you’re going to be pressured into being seen as a black sheep that individuals can assault and may clickbait your title and say this stuff that don’t actually describe who you might be.”

Kyrie Irving, Vaccine
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Irving did make clear that, whereas his choice was proper for him, he cannot communicate on anybody else’s state of affairs.

“So I can’t handle all people, however as we transfer ahead in time, I do know that I made the appropriate choice for me,” he defined.

Attributable to security restrictions, Irving was pressured to overlook residence video games for the Nets for almost all of the season, in addition to video games in different cities. He completed the 2021-22 common season having participated in simply 29 video games.

The Brooklyn Nets will tackle the Boston Celtics within the first spherical of the NBA playoffs, Sunday at 3:30 PM, ET.