The NBA hasn’t even begun and controversy is already brewing.
The league needs a win after the last two seasons were marred by protests.
But one star player might retire after being forced to do one thing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and the other members of the COVID regime are tightening the screws to everyone in America.
In their quest to get all citizens vaccinated, they initiated COVID vaccine mandates that are causing major disruptions.
And the NBA has not been able to skirt the controversy.
Star point guard Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets is not being allowed to participate with the team because of his refusal to take the COVID vaccine.
The NBA does not have a vaccine mandate in place but certain cities and counties around the country do, and New York City is one of them.
For that reason, Irving must sit out all Nets home games.
Instead of having to deal with the helter skelter schedule, the Brooklyn Nets barred Irving from playing or practicing with the team.
Irving explained his decision on social media and quickly hit back against the narrative that he doesn’t care about winning an NBA championship.
Kyrie Irving address his stance on not getting the vaccine on IG Live: “It’s about choosing what’s best for you. You think I really want to lose money? You think I really want to give up on my dream to go after a championship? You think I really just want to give up my job?” pic.twitter.com/cYHCWGbnCo
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 14, 2021
The COVID regime refuses to allow any dissent, not even from multimillionaire athletes.
ESPN predictably went at Irving guns blazing.
The pro mandate crowd is now the loudest in every room completely unprepared for a respectful dialogue Jay Williams was trying to have. Such a polarizing topic that they got Marcus Spears, who talks (hilariously) with the best of them, to sit silently.
— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) October 13, 2021
Coincidentally, ESPN employee Allison Williams was faced with the same choice as Irving, and also chose to step away from her job instead of relenting to the vaccine mandate.
Many prominent players have either come to Irving’s defense, or said they would not enforce the COVID regime’s mandate.
LeBron James, normally a puppet for the establishment, raised eyebrows when he would not endorse the COVID regime.
The coronavirus hysteria has reached absurd levels, and people’s livelihoods are now being threatened.