The Very Best Reactions To Kyrie Irving’s Mystifying Instagram Live Addressing His Situation

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  • Kyrie Irving took to Instagram Live to address his decision to remain unvaccinated, his solidarity with those who’ve lost their jobs due to the mandate, and his future in the NBA.
  • The meandering soliloquy further confused NBA fans who are trying to view the seven-time All Star as someone other than a contrarian without a cause.
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Have you ever coasted on a group project and the day of the presentation, the one girl worth a damn bangs out sick, and you’re forced to give an analysis on the themes of Catcher In The Rye by only reading the back cover?

That was the essence of Kyrie Irving’s first extensive explanation for his decision to resist the vaccine, days after the Brooklyn Nets announced Kyrie will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant: “Each member of our organization must pull in the same direction,” the Nets statement read in part.

In an Instagram Live to nearly 100,000 confused viewers, Kyrie, featured in the foreground of a stacked bookshelf, reiterated his refusal to get vaccinated on the grounds of “rocking with all those who have lost their jobs to this mandate.”

A few things to note from the meandering soliloquy.

Kyrie is unvaccinated and will remain unvaccinated.

“It’s reality that in order to be in New York City and on a team, I have to be vaccinated,” Irving said. “I choose to be unvaccinated and that’s my choice.”

Kyrie doesn’t care what you think.

“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.”

Mandates, not COVID, is the real malady.

“I’m rocking with all those who have lost their jobs to this mandate and I’m rocking with all those who chose to be vaccinated and are choosing to be safe as well,” Irving said. “I’m on both sides of all this. I support and respect everybody’s decision.”

Money ain’t a thang.

“So what? It’s not about the money,” Irving said. “It’s not always about the money. It’s about choosing what’s best for you. You think I really want to lose money?”

Kyrie is not retiring.

“No, I’m not retiring and no I’m not going and leaving this game like this,” Irving said. “There’s still so much more work to do and there still so many other (youngsters) to inspire, because I know they want to be better than me.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta slide in Kyrie’s DMs to try to recruit him for my men’s league hoops team. His title dreams don’t have to die here.

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