Kyrie Irving sticking to his vaccine stance in wake of Kevin Durant’s injury

2022-01-18T11:55:40+00:00 2022-01-18T11:55:40+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

18/Jan/22 11:55

Kyrie Irving will not allow anything basketball-related to change his stance on getting vaccinated

By Eurohoops team/

Kyrie Irving has made it clear that he has decided not to get vaccinated in the current situation surrounding the pandemic and the Brooklyn Nets being in some trouble due to Kevin Durant’s injury won’t change his mind.

“That’s what I think comes into a lot of this culture and basketball and sport and entertainment. You bring in teams and you bring in situations. Kev’s going to heal, Kev’s going to be OK, and we’re going to have to deal with that as his teammates. But in terms of where I am with my life outside of this, I stay rooted in my decision. And that’s just what it is,” Irving said and elaborated further.

“It’s not going to be swayed just because of one thing in this NBA life. That somehow it’s brought to my attention as being more important than what’s going on in the real world. It’s just not happening for me. Again, I respect everyone else’s decision, I’m not going to ever try to convince anyone of anything or any of that, I’m just standing rooted in what I believe in. And though we’re dealing with this right now with Kev, I just know that I’m protected by the organization, I’m protected by my teammates, I’m protected by all the doctors I’ve talked to. And I just stand rooted.”

The Nets sit third in the East with a 27-16 record after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers who now have the same number of wins (27-18). Irving played the road game and delivered 27 points, nine assists, seven rebounds.