Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving did not attend the team’s media day at Barclays Center on Monday because of New York City’s COVID-19 protocols, but he did hold questions via zoom from his place of residence.
Everybody really wants him to take the vaccine to give the Brooklyn Nets the best chance at winning the title, but as it stands now, he will miss at least 41 home games because of his refusal.
An adult website is now offering Irving a lifetime VIP subscription if he changes his mind and receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Irving repeatedly requested privacy when asked about the situation and indicated he planned to release more information at a later time.
“I know that I’ll be there every day no matter what and just be present for my teammates as one of the leaders on the team and be there for my growing tribe off the court,” Irving said.
“I know the focus has to be at an all-time high, no distractions. This is the last thing I wanted to create, was more distractions and more hoopla and more drama around this. I’m doing my best to maintain this with good intentions and a good heart.”
The Nets’ first preseason game in Brooklyn is Oct. 8. They open their preseason schedule on the road Sunday at the Los Angeles Lakers.