“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” recently trolled Kyrie Irving for his refusal to get vaccinated.
The Brooklyn Nets’ benched guard Kyrie Irving for the season until he complies with the mandate in the area, so comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert mocked Irving’s refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ― which has cost the star player half of his $35 million salary — with a mock “unvaccinated mode” on “NBA 2K22.”
“See how many consecutive hours your player can binge on Netflix before being asked, ‘Are you still watching?’” the narrator asks in the video that aired Tuesday.
The game is “rated ‘M’ for maybe you should have just gotten vaccinated,” the voiceover says.
Just a few days ago, there was drama outside of the Brooklyn Nets‘ home opener at Barclays Center when protesters tried storming the entrance over the team’s decision not to let Kyrie Irving play because he won’t get vaccinated. Irving has said this is not about being for or against vaccines, but “about being true to what feels good” for him.
“Let Kyrie play!” some chanted as they pushed their way past security.
Irving said recently, “I am staying grounded in what I believe in. It is not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It is just really about being true to what feels good for me.” He also said, “This has everything to do with what is going on in our world, and I am being grouped into something that is bigger than just the game of basketball.”
So far, the Nets are 2-2 without him.
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