Kyrie Irving: Nets star’s vaccination status is a basketball affair
Kyrie Irving said the last thing he wanted to do was create more distractions. Well, too late … because whether or not he can play at home is not a private matter.
For me, it’s not so much about the vaccine as it is the model Kyrie has developed of not always being there for his team, given that his teammates were once again forced to answer questions about him during the media day.
To be clear, Kyrie’s decision to vaccinate is a personal choice, but one that could have huge professional implications. However, it was also a personal choice when he decided to step away from the squad last season, which had nothing to do with what everyone might think of the jab.
The constant drama around Kyrie is in a nutshell exhausting. To the point where I wonder if he’s worth it, and I believe he probably is the most talented basketball player who ever lived! I don’t want to speculate too much on what might happen from here, because the only thing I’m sure is the Nets can’t count on Kyrie. He’s already proven it.
This is why trading for James Harden was so important to them. Not only did this create a Big Three, but it also serves as insurance for Irving, which should be treated as a luxury rather than a necessity due to its unreliability.
The Nets may have championship expectations, however, they can never really know what to expect from Kyrie. Fortunately, Harden and Kevin Durant seem fully prepared to take any hits.