The NBA is already off to a tumultuous start.
That’s the last thing the league needed after the previous two politicized seasons.
Now protests erupted outside one NBA game and the reason why made Dr. Fauci irate.
Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely for the season.
The reason why is because he refused to submit to New York City’s authoritarian vaccine mandate that would require to miss all of the Nets’ home games.
The corporate press and other establishment figures predictably slammed Irving as being selfish or downright crazy.
But Irving is taking a principled stance for the voiceless, the people whose livelihoods are on the line if they do not comply.
The COVID regime is hellbent on getting everyone vaccinated regardless of each person’s individual health status, and millions of Americans are being forced out of their jobs.
And a group of protesters rallied outside the Barclays Center to show support for Irving.
From The New York Post:
A mob of anti-vaxxers stormed Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Sunday as violence erupted at a rally to support Nets hoopster Kyrie Irving, who is refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Hundreds gathered outside the team’s home arena to support Irving, chanting “no vaccine mandate” and “stand with Kyrie” before a break-away group stormed the barricades, wild Twitter video shows.
Many New Yorkers have been pushing back against communist mayor Bill de Blasio’s absurd vaccine mandate.
The order has intentionally created a two-tiered society in New York, and citizens are pushing back.
Black New Yorkers, who represent a disproportionate number of unvaccinated city residents, have been kicked out of restaurants or denied entry in true Jim Crow fashion.
Even city employees are defying de Blasio’s edict.
The Post continued:
The footage shows security personnel trying in vain to hold back the crowd but being quickly overwhelmed as a handful of protesters break through and make for the front doors. The mob shouted about “Nazi passports” and “Let Kyrie play,” and waved signs and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags as they gathered outside the arena. A number of protestors are seen wearing “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts.
Irving could be giving up at least one prime year of his career if the stalemate continues.
He isn’t the only NBA player frustrated with the vaccine push.
Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards have both raised questions about getting the vaccine after having already recovered from COVID.
It doesn’t make sense for elite athletes in their 20s to run out and get the vaccine after they’ve already had COVID and experienced mild symptoms.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James also expressed support for Irving and said he did not feel it appropriate to use his platform to encourage anyone to take the vaccine.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors made similar comments.
Irving’s protest is proving to be a major thorn in the side for the COVID regime.