Woke millionaire Kyrie Irving and other NBA players are stupid conspiracy theorists who literally want all of your family members to die. Rolling Stone reports there is significant opposition among NBA players to the league's proposal to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine, considered by many to be a "non-starter."
Irving, whose Instagram feed is filled with homages to Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party, has urged Americans to "do your own research"—not as it relates to the COVID-19 vaccine, but rather as to whether the Earth is round or flat. His views on the vaccine, however, can be extrapolated with a high degree of confidence.
For example, Irving has started liking Instagram posts from conspiracy theorists claiming that "secret societies" are using the vaccines to fulfill "a plan of Satan" by implanting black people with microchips connected to a master computer. Similar conspiracies have reportedly spread throughout the NBA.
Irving is a vice president on the executive committee of the NBA players' union, which held its annual meeting last month to discuss vaccine mandates and other issues ahead of the upcoming season. According to the NBA's most recent health and safety guidelines, the anti-vaccine players were successful in forcing the league to accept nearly all of their demands.
The league and the players' union are still negotiating a number of contentious issues, such as "prohibitions on accessing indoor bars, clubs, and lounges." NBA superstar LeBron James, who has repeatedly refused to discuss his vaccination status, violated the league's health and safety protocols (but was not punished) earlier this year by attending an indoor tequila party with Drake and other celebs.
Weeks prior to the party, James's former teammate Dennis Schröder told a German media outlet that "LeBron and I" were the only players for the Los Angeles Lakers yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. James has insisted that believing in science (or not) is "a private thing," despite vowing to use his platform to speak out on "everything that's going on around this country and around the world," except for China.
Irving has also refused to comment on his vaccination status, but all evidence suggests he is not. His aunt, Tyki Irving, told Rolling Stone: "There are so many other players outside of him who are opting out, I would like to think they would make a way."
The NBA may have caved to its anti-vaxx players, but some state and local governments have sought to impose their own vaccine requirements. New York City, where Irving plays for the Brooklyn Nets, will require athletes to show proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in order to play indoors.
On Monday, the Nets hosted a media day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Irving, who would have had to present proof of vaccination to attend, wasn't there. In a virtual interview, he once again refused to discuss his vaccination status. "I like to keep that stuff private," Irving said. "I'm not able to present there today, but that doesn't mean that I'm putting any limits on the future of me being able to join the team."
It remains unknown why Irving, who took a two-week leave of absence to protest the riot at the U.S. Capitol, wants his fellow Americans to die as a result of his reckless behavior. For whatever reason, sanctimonious white liberals were significantly less vocal, if not completely silent, in response to the Rolling Stone report.