NBA Star Irving 'Doing What's Best For Me' In Declining Covid Vaccine
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he's "doing what's best for me" in declining a Covid-19 vaccine, a move that will see him sidelined from NBA play.
Irving addressed the issue on Instagram Live on Wednesday, confirming that he hoped to be back on the floor with teammates eventually.
But he said he would not bow to pressure to be vaccinated, while insisting he was neither anti- nor pro-vaccines.
"Do what's best for you, but I am not an advocate for either side," Irving said. "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, that's the role I play."
He added: "No, I'm not retiring, and no, I'm not going and leaving this game like this. There's still so much more work to do."
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says that in declining a coronavirus vaccine he