Though Kyrie Irving has been sidelined over his reluctance to get COVID shots, his supporters are having none of it. The Brooklyn Nets player has gone on record against New York City’s vaccine mandates.

While Irving expressed his opinion and the world moved on, a group of protestors apparently took his words to their hearts and later attempted to storm the front entrance of the Barclays Center ahead of Sunday’s Nets-Hornets game.

TMZ captured the moment these people showed up at the entrance and attempted to hijack the game. Before things could get any worse though, cops and security took control of the situation.

Though their intentions weren’t explicitly clear, it seems that the pro-Irving supporters can’t tell the difference between vaccine mandates and vaccines. To them, it’s probably one and the same.

As for the Nets star, he won’t be able to play until he gets vaccinated. The Brooklyn Nets have a clear-cut policy on vaccines, which falls in line with the directives issued by the NYC authorities.

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