Kyrie Irving, the NBA star who was banned for an indefinite period from s ' train or play with the Brooklyn Nets due to his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19, experiencedme publicly on Wednesday night for the first time since the team decided to remove him from court, claiming his refusal was a matter of personal freedom.
" Do you think I really want to lose money? Irving, who is expected to make around $ 40 million this season, said on his Instagram feed in a curvy monologue containing incorrect medical information. Over 90 percent of the league's players are vaccinated, a much higher proportion than the general population of the United States.
“Do you think I really want to give up my dream of chasing a championship? Irving, 29, said. "Do you think I really want to quit my job?" Do you think I really want to stay home? "
On Tuesday, the Nets said they had banned Irving from playing until he became " eligible to be a full participant. "New York City requires most teens and adults to have at least one vaccine to enter facilities such as sports arenas, and Irving has not trained with the Nets in Brooklyn. Irving has joined. the Nets in 2019 as they formed a team of superstars to include Kevin Durant and James Harden.
Irving asked that his decision to remain unvaccinated be respected and said he has no plans to retire. He has expressed his refusal to be vaccinated in his opposition to the warrants, saying no one should be "forced" to do so .
Irving falsely claimed his decision not to be vaccinated did not harm others. The very contagious The delta variant quickly spread to areas with low vaccination rates . And hospitals in these areas were overrun with unvaccinated patients , leaving few beds and staff to treat other patients.