Bnetwork star Kyrie Irving is one of approximately 50 NBA players who have not received the coronavirus vaccine, with only a few days left before the start of his team’s training camp.
Irving has long supported a number of conspiracy theories, such as that the Earth is flat, and Rolling Stone’s Matt Sullivan explained why he was not given the vaccine.
“[Kyrie] Irving, who is the vice president of the players’ union executive committee, recently started following and liking Instagram posts of a conspiracy theorist who claims that “ secret societies’ ‘are injecting vaccines in a conspiracy to connect black people to the host computer. for “Satan’s plan,” Sullivan said.
“This Moderna microchip disinformation campaign has spread across dozens of NBA locker rooms and group chats, according to several of the more than a dozen active players, Hall of Famers, league leaders, arena workers and virologists interviewed for this story last week. “
New York obliges sports stars to get vaccinated
New York and San Francisco have mandated their cities’ sports stars to be vaccinated to play indoors, with the exception of medical or religious exceptions.
This means that unvaccinated players playing for New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors will not be able to play home matches, but will be able to play away.
Do not play home matches
A family member of the player told The Rolling Stone that these unvaccinated players in New York and San Francisco are considering skipping home games, or at least threatening to protest against them, until the NBA changes its rules on the matter.