Kyrie Irving Addresses Getting Vaccinated Following Season Debut

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving finally breaks his silence on his thought process when it comes to the COVID vaccine

Is Kyrie going to finally get the vaccine?

The controversial Brooklyn Nets star made his season debut in a win over the Pacers last night. A road game obviously.

In his months away, did Kyrie make any progress in analyzing whether to get vaccinated?


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Via Nick Friedell:

“Irving was asked if his stance on getting the vaccine could change in the future.

“Man, I’m just taking it one day at a time,” he said. “Like I said earlier in the season, it’s not an ideal situation and I’m always praying that things get figured out and we’re able to come to some collective agreement, whether it be with the league or it’s just things that’s going on that could help kind of ease what we’re all dealing with COVID-19 and the vaccine.

“I think everybody’s feeling it, so I don’t want to make it simply about me and someone lessening the rules for me. I know what the consequences were, I still know what they are, but right now I’m just going to take it one day at a time like I said and just enjoy this time I get to play with my guys. And however it looks later in the season, then we’ll address it then.”

Before getting up from the podium, [Irving] smiled when asked if that meant getting vaccinated was still a possibility.

“Oh come on, man,” Irving said. “Don’t hang onto me.”

New York mayor-elect Eric Adams said the city isn’t changing its mandate. That’d leave home games off the table.

Via the New York Daily News:

“New York City’s not going to change their rule. And again, it’s up to the NBA and Kyrie to come to a full understanding on how to keep him on the Nets and continue to look after all our athletes that are coming here…

“This is something that the NBA – if they want to perform in the city – this is the agreement they made. So I believe it’s up to the NBA and Kyrie to come to an understanding about how they want to get through this. And I believe they can come to a resolution.”

Wouldn’t be surprised if Kyrie ends up getting vaccinated.

If Irving still doesn’t want to get vaccinated, he and the Nets could have an interesting playoffs during road games.

If you love playing basketball it’s a no brainer, get the Vaccine.


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