Stephen A. Smith has been scorching Kyrie Irving for not wanting to vaccinated for the past few weeks, but something was drastically different in the way he handled that situation as compared to Aaron Rodgers.
Last month, the Nets issued a public ultimatum to Irving, barring him from team activities until he receives a COVID-19 vaccination to comply with the local mandate in New York City. A report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania shed light on Irving’s reasoning for remaining ineligible, and according to sources close to Irving, he intends to take a stand against vaccine mandates in solidarity with unvaccinated workers who are losing their jobs.
Stephen A. Smith called the situation “some of the stupidest nonsense” he’s ever seen, and ripped Irving for his reported plan to be a voice for the voiceless.
“This is some of the stupidest nonsense I’ve ever seen. Just flat-out stupid.
Jay Williams brought that up on First Take this week and stated Irving’s position was up-front and honest, but Aaron Rodgers took a different route when he lied about being vaccinated and we only found out after he tested positive and he would would have to miss 10 games because of it. That only applies to unvaccinated players.
Williams ethered Stephen A. Smith for not ripping Rodgers apart like he did with Kyire Irving.