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Sport Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines

14:51  26 september  2021
14:51  26 september  2021 Source:   hoopshype.com

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Irving, who serves as a vice president on the executive committee of the players’ union, recently started following and liking Instagram posts from a conspiracy theorist who claims that “secret societies” are implanting vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for “a plan of Satan.” This Moderna microchip misinformation campaign has spread across multiple NBA locker rooms and group chats, according to several of the dozen-plus current players, Hall-of-Famers, league executives, arena workers and virologists interviewed for this story over the past week.

Kyrie Irving posing for the camera © Provided by HoopsHype

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Source: Matt Sullivan @ Rolling Stone

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  Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines © Provided by HoopsHype Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

This anti-vax stuff about Kyrie Irving is pretty wild pic.twitter.com/6WQF7ioZFf10:14 PM

  Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines © Provided by HoopsHype Sopan Deb @SopanDeb

What a piece from @sullduggery. Kyrie Irving’s aunt says Irving isn’t going to try to get a religious exemption to get around being an anti-vaxxer. He’s going to try to get around the rules. rollingstone.com/culture/cultur… pic.twitter.com/GpoDevKUWv9:37 PM

  Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines © Provided by HoopsHype Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Since many have asked about Kyrie Irving, no I dont 100% know his vaccination status. That’s personal. Yes, he was courtside at the Sept. 12 #Sparks game. But the rules there vary based on 1) where he was sitting and 2) WNBA & LA County. They go by the stricter rule. #Nets #NBA9:28 PM Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

Kyrie Irving Could Guarantee A Nets Title Run—or Derail One

  Kyrie Irving Could Guarantee A Nets Title Run—or Derail One The Nets star refused to discuss his vaccination status during media day, calling it a personal matter. View the original article to see embedded media.From the player who brought you a bizarre feud with LeBron James and a dysfunctional final year in Boston, Kyrie Irving Productions brings you this: Unvaccinated, the story of how one player could derail Brooklyn’s championship season.Irving wasn’t present at the Nets’ media day Monday. Not physically, anyway. New York laws prevent unvaccinated individuals from entering certain buildings. The Barclays Center is one of them.

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Ahead of 24th Donovan Mitchell, 20th Zion Williamson, 19th Kyrie Irving, 18th Chris Paul and 17th Trae Young, but behind 15th Bradley Beal, 14th Jimmy Butler, 13th, Jayson Tatum, 12th Paul George.

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  Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines © Provided by HoopsHype   Kyrie Irving following and liking conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines © Provided by HoopsHype Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

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Nets owner hopes to see Kyrie Irving 'play fully' during 2021-22 season

  Nets owner hopes to see Kyrie Irving 'play fully' during 2021-22 season Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving didn't show up to media day because he is unvaccinated, and team owner Joe Tsai hopes the star point guard changes his mind. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving "So Kyrie talks about it as a sort of personal choice issue, which I respect. But we all need to not forget that our goal," Tsai told The New York Post's Brian Lewis. "What is our goal this year? What's our purpose this year? It's very, very clear: Win a championship. And the championship team needs to have everybody pulling the same direction.

Kyrie Irving reportedly unvaccinated, could miss Nets home games nba.nbcsports.com/2021/09/23/kyr…5:25 PM Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Love him or hate him: Kyrie Irving is one of the most compelling athletes in our time. – 4:21 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Unvaccinated #NBA players could be sidelined in some markets in 2021-22 season. This report cites multiple sources saying Kyrie Irving is among them. #Nets foxsports.com/stories/nba/un…3:41 PM Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Kyrie Irving is among the unvaccinated players, per ⁦@Yaron Weitzmanfoxsports.com/stories/nba/un…3:23 PM Sean Highkin @highkin

“One player who could be affected is Nets guard Kyrie Irving. According to multiple league sources, Irving has yet to receive a vaccine shot.” foxsports.com/stories/nba/un…3:12 PM David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc

With NBA camps opening next week, updates on a number of key players returning or still rehabbing injuries-from Klay Thompson to Joel Embiid to Kyrie Irving and James Harden-in @The Athletic: bit.ly/3o8hnRM12:00 PM The Jump @_Talkin_NBA

Report: Nets losing confidence Kyrie Irving will get vaccinated

  Report: Nets losing confidence Kyrie Irving will get vaccinated Nets general manager Sean Marks said he was confident all Brooklyn players would meet New York City's vaccine mandate as training camp opened. © Provided by NBC Sports But the Nets returned to practice in Brooklyn today, and Kyrie Irving – who’s reportedly unvaccinated – didn’t participate. If he remains unvaccinated without an exemption, he won’t be allowed to play Nets home games.

ESPN’s #NBArank for the 21-22 season from 25 to 6:

25. Rudy Gobert

24. Karl-Anthony Towns

23. Zion Williamson

22. Jrue Holiday

21. Bam Adebayo

20. Kyrie Irving

19. Khris Middleton

18. Donovan Mitchell

17. Trae Young

16. Jimmy Butler

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“The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team,” NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells Rolling Stone. “There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research. What I find especially disingenuous about the vaccine deniers is their arrogance at disbelieving immunology and other medical experts. Yet, if their child was sick or they themselves needed emergency medical treatment, how quickly would they do exactly what those same experts told them to do?” -via Rolling Stone / September 26, 2021 Isaac considers un-vaxxed players to be vilified and bullied, and he thinks “it’s an injustice” to automatically make heroes out of vaccinated celebrities. He rejects the NBA’s proposal for a vaccine mandate and social distancing for players like him during team travel: “You can play on the same court. We can touch the same ball. We can bump chests. We can do all those things on the court. And then when it comes to being on the bus, we have to be in different parts of the bus? To me, it doesn’t seem logically consistent. “If you are vaccinated, in other places you still have to wear the mask regardless. It’s like, ‘OK, then what is the mask necessarily for?’” Isaac continues. “And if Kyrie says that from his position of his executive power in the NBPA, then kudos to him.” -via Rolling Stone / September 26, 2021 A spokeswoman for Irving declined to respond to a list of questions regarding his vaccination and playing status, and Irving did not immediately respond to a message from Rolling Stone. But as teams return to pre-season training camps next week, fifty to sixty NBA players have yet to receive a single vaccine dose, league sources tell RS. Most are considered merely reluctant skeptics. Some of the holdouts, however, amount to their own shadow roster of anti-vaxxers mounting a behind-the-scenes resistance to Covid protocols — and the truth. -via Rolling Stone / September 26, 2021

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"That's always tough when guys are in and out of the lineup, especially a starter like Kyrie."The city’s decision brings Irving around the team more but keeps him a part-time player.

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