Kyrie Irving still in his thirteen. Everybody talks about the base of Brooklyn Nets, who refuses to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A controversial decision for which he is separated from the team and that may end up costing him his contract of almost 200 million euros. Until now he had not spoken publicly on the subject, but in recent hours he has broken his silence on social networks and has offered his version and his reasons for not getting vaccinated.
This is about my life and what I choose to do. It is true that to be in New York and to be on a team in this state I have to be vaccinated, but I have decided not to. It is my choice and I ask everyone to respect it, “began the NBA player, who nevertheless does not want to retire:” I am ready to play. This is not about a political or NBA issue. Not even from the Nets. This is about my life and what I choose to do.
«This is not about money. This has to do with choosing what is best for each one. Do you really think I want to lose money? Do you really think I want to deliver my dream of winning a championship? Do you really think I want to give up and finish my job? Do you really think I want to sit at home? Do you think I want to give up my livelihood by mandate? Come on… ”adds Irving.
And he explains his position thus: «I am going to stand firm in what I believe. It’s as simple as that. It has nothing to do with being anti-vaccine or being on one side or the other. It is feeling that you are really doing what is best for you. If I’m going to be demonized for asking more questions and taking my time to decide, it is what it is. I know the consequences of my decisions, I am not going to sugarcoat them. I am on the side of those who have lost their jobs for this term and I am on the side of those who have chosen to be vaccinated and have chosen to be safe. I support and respect everyone’s decision. I have not hurt anyone or committed any crime.
«This is my life and they are telling me what to do with my body. This has to do with everything that is happening in the world today. And I am involved in something that is much bigger than basketball. No one is going to kidnap this voice. And no, I am not retiring. I’m not leaving the game like this. There is still a lot of work to do ”, concludes the player.