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Kyrie Irving Is Not Like Muhammad Ali, He’s Just Delusional

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The 7 xNBA all-star, 1 time NBA Champion, and fresh new symbol for the anti-vaxxer movement, is Kyrie Irving.  Kyrie has caused quite a bit of controversy lately by refusing to get vaccinated.

Kyrie plays in Brooklyn, which is in New York, which has a vaccine mandate.   Meaning Kyrie will not be able to play home games if he continues to refuse to be vaccinated from COVID-19, in fact, the team suspended him without pay.

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks confirmed Kyrie Irving “will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” as issues relating to the star guard’s vaccination status continue.

Kyrie went on Instagram live last night and spoke about the ‘controversy’ saying:  “I’m standing with all those that believe what is right.  Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what’s best for themselves. Seeing the way this is dividing our world up it’s sad to see. People are losing jobs to mandates”

Kyrie continued on Instagram live:

Kyrie asks in the video, “Do you think I really want to give up my job?”  Yes.  Yes Kyrie, we do.   Sources close to Kyrie told the Athletic that Kyrie wants to be “the voice of the voiceless”.  He also famously stood up for the flat-earther movement back in 2017 when that senseless group was poisoning the minds of simpletons around the world.

The ‘anti-vaccination twitter’ was very quick to support Kyrie, like former NBA star Stephon Marbury who compared Kyrie to Muhammad Ali.

 

Remember when Ali took a stand against the Vietnam War and draft?  A stand that cost him his title and boxing license for years (during his prime).  A stand that ruined his career at the time, made him a pariah to the square community, a move that is now looked back on as one of the most courageous and righteous acts in American activist history?

This is not what Kyrie Irving is doing, there is no way Kyrie is helping the world with this nonsense.  Kyrie is not the Muhammed Ali of our generation, he’s the Marjorie Taylor Greene of the NBA.  That’s it.

Thankfully, many more people on Twitter were quick to remind folks that Kyrie is not the Kolin Kaepernick of medical tyranny.  He’s just a guy who doesn’t believe in science.  He’s what the medical community would call a ‘delusional’.

Ironically, Ali did a PSA to help children get vaccinated.

In the sports world, Stephan A Smith had some strong words for Kyrie’s “stand”.

“This ain’t the military where you were drafted…you chose to play basketball”. – Stephan A Smith

The USA is still only 57% vaccinated.  Meaning there is a significant percentage of Americans who, like Kyrie, are refusing to get vaccinated.  Their reasons are very hard to understand for those of us who believe in science.

Even in Kyrie’s Instagram video, he does not go into why he will not be vaccinated.  But I wish he would.

The people who do not trust medical science are far more common than we originally thought, and normally who would care?  But pandemics require cooperation from EVERYONE.  Vaccines work properly when we all take them.  People like Kyrie are literally causing more deaths in the USA, and the world, by refusing to get vaccinated.

I wish we knew how to fix this delusion, we’d all be a lot healthier for it.

 

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