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Kyrie Irving doubles down on his beliefs: “This is not a political thing, this is my life.”

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 14: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 14, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kyrie Irving went on Instagram Live on Wednesday night amid controversies. As a reminder, Irving is now allowed to train or play with the Brooklyn Nets because of New York’s vaccination mandates. Yesterday, Irving broke his public silence to defend his beliefs.

In his statements, Irving is adamant that his intentions are not political and that he has no issues with the league or any of the organizations. Irving wants to take more time to make this decision despite losing money and a potential contract extension.

“I chose to be unvaccinated, and that was my choice, and I would ask you all to just respect that choice. I am going to just continue to stay in shape, be ready to play, be ready to rock out with my teammates and just be part of this whole thing.

“This is not a political thing, this is not about the NBA, not about any organization. This is about my life and what I am choosing to do. You really think I want to lose money? You think I really want to give up on my dream to go after a championship?

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving believes his body is his decision

Governments all over the world introduce vaccine mandates to ensure a safer return to everyday life. However, Irving remains skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine. On the other hand, Irving says he respects doctors to commit their lives for a safe world.

“This is my life. I get to do whatever I want with this, this is one body that I get here. And you are telling me what to do with my body. This has everything to do with that is going on in our world.”

Kyrie Irving

Most importantly, Irving says he won’t retire anytime soon. Brooklyn Nets will open their season against the reigning champions Milwaukee Bucks on October the 19th. Sadly, the Nets will be without Irving – without anyone knowing for how long.

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