Mexico City / 14.10.2021 07:47:13
In recent weeks the NBA has been involved in controversy over the decision of Kyrie Irving, star player of the Brooklyn Nets, from do not get vaccinated against the coronavirus, which will prevent him from playing at least half of the regular season games.
“This is about my life and what I choose to do. It is true that to be in New York and to be in a team of this state I have to be vaccinated, but I have decided not to. It’s my choice and I ask everyone to respect it“he noted in a live broadcast.
Irving, who will arrive at the NBA hand in hand with Cleveland Cavaliers, will not be able to participate in the local meetings of the Nets due to New York City restrictions and the NBA on non-inoculated players.
“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? Come on, “he added.
Kyrie Irving talks about his decision not to get vaccinated despite the new NBA protocol that in effect prohibits you from being part of your team if you are not vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/h2YV6Uu2Li
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“I will stand firm in what I believe. It has nothing to do with being anti-vaccination or be 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, then that’s what it is. 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“, he specified.
Nets push it away
The Brooklyn Nets decided last Tuesday to ban the stellar Kyrie Irving participate in team practices and games in the season of the NBA which starts next week, before the negative of the player to be vaccinated against covid-19.
“Given the changing nature of the situation and after deep deliberation, we have decided that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until eligible“, to participate in the game again, said the general manager of the Nets, Sean Marks.
Kyrie “has made a personal decision and we respect your individual right to choose. Currently your choice restricts your ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not allow any member of our team to participate with part-time availability, “he added.