After weeks of speculation surrounding Kyrie Irving and his decision to remain unvaccinated against Covid, the NBA superstar finally offered his own words Wednesday night. Despite speaking for 20 minutes, Irving offered very little clarity on the situation.
“Don’t believe that I’m retiring,” Irving said during his Instagram Live session. “Don’t believe that I’m going to give up this game for a vaccine mandate or staying unvaccinated. Don’t believe any of that sh*t, man”
“I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just over this mandate or what’s happening in our world,” the Nets star added. “I didn’t expect that going into this season. Come on now, I love this game. Like, love the game!”