As the start of the NBA season rapidly approaches, Kyrie Irving remains one of the league’s few players who are refusing to get vaccinated. Sports journalist Jemele Hill is imploring him to consider the impact his decision has on others.
While the NBA cannot mandate the vaccine without approval from the Players Association, it doesn’t excuse them from local city laws. If Irving continues to refuse the jab, New York City’s indoor vaccine mandate will prevent him from entering the Brooklyn Nets’ arena for home games, costing the superstar nearly half of his $35 million annual salary.
But according to Hill, the cost of refusing the vaccine will be more than just financial for Irving.
“Because Kyrie is such a thoughtful