Kyrie Irving upset with vaccine mandates leading to his stance, situation


Kyrie Irving will not be practicing or playing any games — home or road — with the Nets to start the season.

Irving may not be happy with that, but he believes he is fighting a bigger fight and speaking up for people often ignored, which is why he has not changed his stance. That according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who explained Irving’s stance this way:

Multiple sources with direct knowledge of Irving’s decision have told The Athletic that Irving is not anti-vaccine and that his stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates. It’s a stance that Irving has explained to close teammates. To him, this is about a grander fight than the one on the court and Irving is challenging a perceived control of society and people’s livelihood, according to sources with knowledge of Irving’s mindset. It is a decision that he believes he is capable to make given his current life dynamics. “Kyrie wants to be a voice for the voiceless,” one source said.

Irving has always been willing to take a stance on issues and is very generous when he believes he is doing the right thing. Meaning he is unlikely to change his mind in the short term.

Irving may believe he is in the right, but, as has happened before, his logic here is hard to follow.

Sometimes societies (often through governments) must ask for a sacrifice for the greater good, which is what getting vaccinated is about (as ESPN’s Malika Andrews put so well recently). It’s not just about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting others around you. Where those requests for sacrifice have fallen short, mandates have been put in to push people to do what they should have done as good and caring citizens.

Vaccine mandates are in place with some cities — New York, San Francisco, and starting next month Los Angeles — and with some corporations to protect people, particularly the most vulnerable among us. The vaccine remains the best and most proven way…

Source : yahoo

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