Kyrie Irving is trying to clear up any confusion his tweet sent out yesterday when he raised eyebrows with a remark about his mask being off and encouraging others to take theirs off as well.
“My mask is off. Now take yours off. No fear,” he wrote.
The Brooklyn Nets star was immediately criticized on social media as being anti-masks and anti-vaccines in the midst of the deadly pandemic. He would later clarify his tweet, saying he was trying to be metaphorical and took issue with those running with it.
“‘Mask off’ means You stop being something you’re not and stop lying to yourself. It’s the moment you discover the real you and can walk around with NO FEAR in a society that shows a lot of the masks people wear to hide who they truly are,” he wrote.
“Nothing COVID rule related!! Relax.”
Irving also fired back at Fox Sports’ Nick Wright who reported his representation has “made it known” he would retire from the NBA if the Brooklyn Nets were to deal him. Irving kept his response short.
Irving is entering the third year of his four-year deal with Brooklyn. He can opt out of the final year.
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