Kyrie Irving is back at it again.
There’s no denying the talent of the point guard, but he is a strange guy that marches to the beat of his own drum. Last week, Irving reshared a video posted by the Instagram account “The Free Thought Project” featuring a 2002 clip of Alex Jones ranting about the “New World Order.”
“Yes there have been corrupt empires, yes they manipulate, yes there are secret societies, yes there have been oligarchies throughout history,” Jones says in the video. “And yes, today in 2002 there is a tyrannical organization calling itself ‘The New World Order.'”
Much of the criticism centered around the seven-time NBA All-Star started with his stance on the vaccine, which cost the Brooklyn Nets heavily last year. He has shared conspiracy theories about the Earth being flat and also spread health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was back doing his thing on Tuesday when he took to Twitter to talk about the vaccine and the pandemic.
“If I can work and be unvaccinated, then all of my brothers and sisters who are also unvaccinated should be able to do the same, without being discriminated against, vilified, or fired.”
“This enforced Vaccine/Pandemic is one the biggest violations of HUMAN RIGHTS in history.”
Earlier this year, Irving said he does not care what the outside world thinks about his decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccination — and is steadfast in his belief that he made the “right decision for me.”
“I can really say that I stood firm on what I believed in, what I wanted to do with my body,” Irving said after the Nets practiced Friday. “I think that should be not just an American right, I think that should be a human right.”
Irving said he was aware of all the commentary being directed his way because of his decision.
“I heard everything,” he said. “I was called so many different names. … It was part of a struggle of mine to look at the season, a game that I love — my job, I can’t even keep calling it a game, it’s my job — [for] that to be stripped away based on a mandate or something that was in place.”