‘It’s not about the money’: NBA’s Irving insists vaccine choice is about freedom... but top pundit blasts ‘flat-out stupid’ stance

Thursday - 14/10/2021 10:44
Kyrie Irving has discussed his vaccination saga © Instagram / kyrieirving | © Vincent Carchietta / USA Today Sports via Reuters
Kyrie Irving has discussed his vaccination saga © Instagram / kyrieirving | © Vincent Carchietta / USA Today Sports via Reuters
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has insisted he is "doing what's best" for him and will not retire after being exiled for not taking a Covid vaccine – leaving a top NBA pundit unable to contain his rage at his "stupidity".

Nets' general manager Sean Marks confirmed on Tuesday that Irving will not feature for the franchise until he is "a full participant" in New York City's vaccine protocol.

The announcement, observing rules in the city that anyone attending venues such as the Barclay's Center and Madison Square Garden must have at least one dose of the vaccine, has caused uproar and is expected to cost Irving millions of dollars.

"We respect his individual right to choose," Marks said"Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability."

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