Kyrie Irving is one of the best point guards in the world. A wild season that saw Irving miss a ton of games due to his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has met the team with mixed success. Kyrie also reflected on the Nets home debut after the vaccine mandate got lifted.

Despite the Brooklyn Nets’ problems without him on the court for the most of the regular season, Kyrie Irving still believes that refusing the COVID-19 vaccine was the correct option. After a team practice on Friday night, the star point guard discussed his immunization status.

Irving was forced to miss the majority of the season for the Nets, as well as games in other locations, due to safety concerns. He only appeared in 29 games throughout the regular season in 2021-22. According to the recent NY Post, Kyrie took huge pride in his decision.

I can really say that I stood firm on what I believed in, what I wanted to do with my body. That should be not just an American right, that should be a human right. And when you stand for something like that, in a society that we’re in where we have a lot more followers than we do leaders, you’re going to be forced into being seen as a black sheep that people can attack and can clickbait your name and say these things that don’t really describe who you are.

While Irving’s decision was the best for him, he couldn’t speak for anyone else’s position. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, the Brooklyn Nets will face the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Stay tuned to Thirsty for latest updates from the world of basketball.

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