Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has made headlines for mostly controversial reasons as of late.
In latest news, Irving reportedly has not gotten vaccinated. That puts his status for the upcoming season in question. Nets players will not be allowed to play in home games this season unless they are vaccinated due to local government rules.
There’s plenty of reason to believe Irving could miss plenty of games this upcoming season. If not for the vaccination issue, another problem could end up arising like they often did last year.
An anonymous NBA figure spoke about Irving this week and called him a “contrarian without a cause.” That’s sums Irving up quite well.
A prominent NBAer just texted me that Kyrie Irving is a “contrarian without a cause” and that is just a perfect sentence.
— Full Dissident (@hbryant42) September 26, 2021
This is yet another story Kyrie Irving is at the center of.
Last week, Rolling Stone released a story surrounding Irving’s hestitancy to get vaccinated. The NBA guard reportedly believes some of the conspiracy theories about vaccinations he read about on social media.
Irving, who serves as a vice president on the executive committee of the players’ union, recently started following and liking Instagram posts from a conspiracy theorist who claims that “secret societies” are implanting vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for “a plan of Satan.” This Moderna microchip misinformation campaign has spread across multiple NBA locker rooms and group chats, according to several of the dozen-plus current players, Hall-of-Famers, league executives, arena workers and virologists interviewed for this story over the past week.
This won’t be the last we hear about Irving ahead of the 2021-22 season.
If he doesn’t get vaccinated, the Brooklyn Nets are in some serious trouble.