NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he's banned from playing

NBA star, Kyrie Irving says refusal to get vaccinated is about ‘what’s best for me’ as he's banned from playing



Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who is one of the NBA's most prominent players not vaccinated against Covid-19, has said that he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship but is doing “what’s best for himself” by refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.



The Nets decided on Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where a New York mandate requires professional athletes on one of the city’s teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues.



Speaking on Instagram Live, Irving said he loved basketball and wasn’t going to retire.



“I am doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that, that’s just what it is,” Irving said. “That’s the role I play, but I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just over this mandate.”


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