r/nba Lakers 4d ago

Kyrie Irving on Instagram live: "I’m standing with all those that believe what is right. Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what’s best for themselves. Seeing the way this is dividing our world up...it’s sad to see...People are losing jobs to mandates."

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It still baffles me how he is more concerned with people losing jobs over people losing lives. What's worse is that his fanboys talking about how " nobody losing lives from kyrie not taking vaccine"
Just embarassing...

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u/impactblue5 Lakers 4d ago edited 3d ago

Looks at phone. Sees “kyrieirving started a live video”

Oh shit here we go

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u/NuttySandwiches Knicks 4d ago

I was driving home from work when that popped up and immediately stopped the podcast I was listening to lol. I thought he was gonna announce he's retiring. Did he actually announce anything? I'm so confused.

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u/Dystil Hornets 3d ago

He announced his victim complex

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u/average_hight_midget USA 3d ago

With no regard for human life

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u/WestFast San Francisco Warriors 4d ago

Conspiracy theory: Kyrie just doesn’t want to play regular season ball anymore.

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u/NevermoreSEA [POR] Brandon Roy 3d ago

Kyrie and I actually have something in common if that's the case. It seems like we're both hoping that he never comes back to the NBA.

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u/Mbanicek64 3d ago

As a Celtics fan, I can attest that he doesn't always want to play in the playoffs either.

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u/conker1264 Rockets 4d ago

Yeah Kyrie ain't playing this season lol

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u/Obi_Wan_KeBogi Kings 3d ago

Man’s obsessed with being a martyr for a cause. And he picked cause supported by people like Ted Cruz that’ll support it at face value but don’t give a shit about him. It’s sad.

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u/BubbaTee 3d ago

"We don't use this shit, we just sell it."

-RJ Reynolds executive, when asked why none of the company's executives smoked

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u/OwnRules NBA 3d ago

He has the full backing of the GQP - from Cruz to Don Jr, they've anointed him their new spokesman.

Pathetic beyond belief that his ignorance & hubris are being celebrated while thousands die daily the world over because they can't get vaccinated due to lack of supplies.

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u/WhiteHeterosexualGuy Hawks 3d ago

Really thought he'd cave but looks like he's content being the leader of clowns. It's sad to see honestly, but this guy loves surrounding himself with equally uneducated yes-men that look up to him like some kind of messiah.

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u/WinterNotComing Jazz 3d ago

Dude walks in the game tunnel with a Moses cane. He thinks he’s leading people to some promised land for sure

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u/VictorAkwaowo1 Mavericks 4d ago

Nets fans... it's time to move on he isn't coning back anytime soon

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u/RottenSmegmaMan Tampa Bay Raptors 4d ago

Rev up those trade machines! Cause I'm sure Nets fans are done with his bullshit!

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u/Dongsquad420BlazeIt [LAL] Kobe Bryant 4d ago

TT, Shumpert, and the Nets Pick

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u/LeKingofAkron Cavaliers 4d ago

Nuh uh, we already have a new PG wearing #2 on the squad

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u/bootywizard42O NBA 4d ago

Ain't nobody trading for a part time player full time conspiracy theorist

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u/thelaziest998 Lakers 3d ago

part time nba player full time lunatic

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u/Lambchops_Legion Hawks Bandwagon 4d ago

Kyrie for John Wall, Nets get a replacement, Kyrie immediately retires saving Houston money, win/win

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u/CaskJeeves Raptors 4d ago

If Kyrie doesn't get the vaccine, this is legitimately the only actual win-win trade proposal I've seen yet

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u/Wallyworld77 Bucks 3d ago

Net's are soo far into the Lux Tax that getting Kyrie off the Books will actually save them 100M for this year alone.. No way ownership takes on the John Wall contract with Luxury Tax for 2 years will cost them over 200M. That's 1/5th of a Billion Dollars for John Fucking Wall for 2 seasons.

EDIT: IF KD TELLS OWNERSHIP TO DO IT THEY FUCKING WILL THOUGH LULZ

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u/The_Dok Bulls 3d ago

Holy fucking shit that is an expensive conspiracy theorist

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u/boog1evilleUSA Hornets 4d ago

Who's gonna trade for him lol

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u/Kiddierose Mavericks 4d ago

Ted Cruz is trying to get kyrie to the rockets.

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u/boog1evilleUSA Hornets 4d ago

Imagine reading this 4 years ago

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u/Snark_Weak Rockets 3d ago

Ted Cruz can vote to fuck up my life, but I'll be damned if he gets a vote in fucking up my favorite team lol. That's where I draw the line apparently. Got me ready to become a volunteer for the opposition campaign with this one.

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u/LennoxAve Yacht Club 4d ago

I think he’ll ride this wave for 2 more weeks then get vaccinated. But he’ll make a big fuss about it and try to redirect the narrative somehow.

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u/poohster33 [TOR] Damon Stoudamire 4d ago

Either way he's out for 2 months.

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u/MintyFreshBreathYo Pistons 3d ago

He was bound to miss two months at some point during the season anyways

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u/ArryPotta Huskies 3d ago

The classic and inevitable...

Kyrie Irving - DNP (didn't feel like it)

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u/yoloqueuesf [NYK] Tracy McGrady 3d ago

DNP (Attending Birthday, Zoom Call Meetings)

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u/MingCrawford Nets 4d ago

Hopefully… fuck dude of all the things in the world you could possibly stand for how do you choose not getting vaccinated during a worldwide pandemic as something to make a fuss about smh

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u/cloudyskies63 Rockets 4d ago edited 4d ago

Well at the beginning of the live he did say something along the lines, “finding it crazy/ridiculous that people are saying he wouldn’t ever get vaccinated “ so uh idk. Also said he found it crazy that people were saying he would retire over this.

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u/Ode1st [MIA] Alonzo Mourning 4d ago

My guess is he’s seeing all the backlash/the team not coddling him, and it’s more than/different from what he’s used to, so now he has to slowly plant the seed that he was always going to get vaccinated and he technically never said he wouldn’t and all that bs.

He’s going to do the Tim Robinson slowly going bald sketch but for getting the vaccine. Someone needs to hire a gorilla to run into the practice facility and vaccinate him. Suns have a gorilla, this could work.

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u/LoudKingCrow Pistons 3d ago

It needs to be the ghost of Kobe doing the run in. Christmas Carol style.

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u/gbdarknight77 Lakers 4d ago

Stephon Marbury commented “Ali would be proud”

No, he wouldn’t. He literally made a commercial advocating for kids to get their vaccines so that they could go to school. Ali would be on the same side as Kareem and call out all these dudes.

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u/WWECreativegenius Spurs 3d ago

You expect the dude who made a video about swallowing vasoline was gonna give a smart take?

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u/raider_10 [BOS] Eddie House 3d ago

And Ali would be nowhere near as nice as Kareem has been and think about how blunt Kareem has been lately...

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u/WildlifePhysics Raptors 3d ago edited 3d ago

We could use a Muhammad Ali today in the world

https://twitter.com/trellodelagetto/status/1448315543501553669?s=21

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u/azallday [MIN] Ricky Rubio 3d ago

How do people even find these things? Damn internet is amazing.

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u/ThisIsDystopia Bucks 3d ago

I mean it's Muhammad Ali. Before Jordan he was the most recognized sports celebrity in the world, maybe even most globally recognized living person at some point. He was a phenom and his likeness wasn't on any shoes.

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u/Daniiiiii Rockets 3d ago

Ali would be eloquent and poetic and lyrical while tearing Kyrie a new one. All the while Kyrie wouldn't even know he was ethered because I'm pretty sure he has the mental capacity of a bent teaspoon.

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u/frozteh Lakers 3d ago

That's the sad thing. I genuinely think that Kyrie believes he's the "Ali" of his generation. When down the line people will remember him as a moron.

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u/monkeyman80 Lakers 3d ago

Speaking of school, kyrie willingly showed proof of multiple vaccines to attend duke. The vast majority of nba players did so they can attend college.

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u/GiddiOne Australia 4d ago

Again, he was asked directly and repeatedly by reporters for the reasons behind his decisions.

He declined to reply or said its personal and private.

If he was a mouthpiece for this position, that's the time to say so. Saying it now is just desperate PR to try and change the narrative.

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u/EatDeeply Grizzlies 4d ago

Why account this to PR when the most likely explanation is that Kyrie himself changes his mind all the time

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u/DeanBlandino Cavaliers 4d ago

Someone should tell Kyrie that being a conceited contrarian isn’t the same as being an intellectual

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u/loupr738 76ers 3d ago

Are you sure he understands that type of language?

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u/KKJKDDJDD Nets 3d ago

He spouts it. He is famously “articulate”, in that he says things that sound long and profound when a microphone is thrust in his face.

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u/pdxbourbonsipper Trail Blazers 3d ago

Saying big words often and together doesn’t mean he understands those words. Most of the time he makes no sense.

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u/BitterJim Celtics 3d ago

...Filibuster

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u/heyimdong Nuggets 3d ago

Someone should tell a lotta people that.

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u/GiddiOne Australia 4d ago

This is also a very plausible explanation.

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u/FlameOfWar Raptors 3d ago

Because he's an anti-vaxxer that believes the vaccine is part of a conspiracy, and that's not something he wants to say.

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u/BasTiix3 Warriors 3d ago

Also his only sources are "trust me bro" and facebook smartasses. Thats why he doesnt want to speak up

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u/rebeltrillionaire Lakers 4d ago

I kind of think Kyrie can be convinced of anything if he finds the right stream of people and internet info.

Initially, his stance was probably like most, skeptical and scared. Then he went to his conspiracy-internet-k-hole and jumped on the “anti-black Tuskegee 2.0 tracker” stuff but obviously his camp kept that mostly under wraps.

Then, his PR and management needed to pivot him back to his social causes life guru third eye bullshit and steered it as “let’s be anti-mandate”. A few nudges, shared videos and groupchats later our guy is releasing this right about the time he needs to put up or shut up taking the shot.

This is all armchair bullshit but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the guys actual mental health is hanging on by a thread. A few bad turns where things don’t go his way and he’ll have a very public meltdown.

People typically don’t oscillate between conspiracy theorist and organizing against actual real government positions. This isn’t a game either. Taking this current stance directly opposes the US Government and many other democratic countries. I doubt this goes well for him from this point on. I also no longer think this is a stance he will change.

If I’m the Nets, I’d basically give him a week and then trade him for picks and a TPE and see if you can nab a veteran PG.

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u/Perennial19931993 Jazz 4d ago

I think he’s just the kind of person that thinks he is smarter than anyone else, and if the prevailing wisdom goes one way it must be wrong because everyone else is an idiot and only he is smart.

But he’s too dumb to realise when that razor doesn’t hold i.e. whenever science is involved

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u/rebeltrillionaire Lakers 4d ago

The prevailing comment that I hope finds him is 4.8 million people died so far and that is sad. People missing a couple months of work is honestly whatever. Capitalism can be tragic, but this ain’t why.

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u/giants3b 76ers 4d ago edited 3d ago

This is the same with Kanye, contrarianism is intelligence. Doesn't matter what the actual belief is, most other people are dumb and I'm smart so I must think the other thing.

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u/whyenn Celtics 3d ago

tldr; Kyrie embodies much of what was wrong about Tuskegee and he doesn't even know it.

Tuskegee started in 1932, before penicillin had been confirmed to be effective for syphilis. The researchers still gave the men mild health care (treatment for anemia and fatigue), free meals, etc., but no treatment for syphilis, though they claimed to be trying to help. But by the mid 1940s, when it was proven to be effective, the researchers still claimed to be treating syphilis but did not provide them with penicillin. An effective treatment for a life threatening illness became available, and those in the bully pulpit didn't promote it to the black community.

This differs in a few ways from what Kyrie is doing, but there are striking similarities. Fuck everything about that guy.

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u/Galderrules [PHI] Dikembe Mutombo 3d ago

I feel the need to say that if the Sixers trade for him I won’t pay any money to the organization until he’s gone. Sorry, this isn’t controversial, he’s a psychopath and a moron if this is his stance and he’s unvaccinated.

People are talking about how Bron gets flack if he speaks up and people don’t agree with him while Brady doesn’t get criticized for being silent— that’s the point. Unless otherwise qualified celebrities have no authority to speak on most social and basically all scientific issues, but they have the largest audience. If you’re stupid, stay quiet. If you want to be an advocate, listen, learn, confirm, and then speak. And when you’re criticized, it’s 100% okay to either change or demonstrate why you think that way, using more than YouTube and discredited academics.

Y’all save me, my future MIL is antivax, but at least she isn’t famous.

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u/tenacious-g Bulls 4d ago

“Respect to all the doctors who are trying to find answers to this too”

Bro are you fucking kidding me?

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u/IMovedYourCheese Warriors 3d ago edited 3d ago

Yeah I'm sure all these doctors are so pleased with Kyrie right now..

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u/UncleMadness Knicks 3d ago

Not those Doctors.

The real ones on youtube that have opened their third eye.

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u/Daniiiiii Rockets 3d ago

Yeah the doctors that quite literally have been going through hell are super concerned that some individuals (most of whom) that have never been oppressed want to play victim so badly that they are voluntarily giving up employment. Mega concerned I'm sure.

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u/crowbotrock Celtics 3d ago

What does he think the other answer to this would be?

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u/Joe_Cornpop Bulls 3d ago

Probably homeopathy or some shit

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u/RaferBalston [UTA] Donovan Mitchell 3d ago

Just gotta align your chakra bro

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u/TheFlyingElbow Bucks 3d ago

Like bro, we HAVE the fucking answer!!

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u/Jackie_Jormp-Jomp Pacers 3d ago

It is free and it takes 15 minutes. Like what the fuck more do you want

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u/-LMNTS- 3d ago

How are people this dumb...

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u/ApplecakesMcGee Spurs 3d ago

They always were. We just didn’t used to hear these stupid fucking ideas as much and they didn’t convince each other of this nonsense as fast back when they had to physically mail the chain letters. But a guarantee you 1970s Kyrie is fucking stuffing 20 envelopes and sending those copies out for prosperity.

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u/Intelligent-Smoke-67 Lakers 3d ago

Hmm how about showing respect to these professionals by listening to their advice instead of doing your own "research" ?

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u/kawhi_tho Spurs 3d ago

"Respect to all the doctors out there trying to find the answer."

"Hey Kyrie, we found the answer, it's called a vaccine. They've been around for decades and they've eradicated diseases like smallpox and polio from delevoped countries."

"Whatever the answer is, I really hope they find it man."

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u/TrashRemoval 3d ago

Exactly people like him are always trying to frame it like they are just trying to find answers but then cling to any fringe doc who usually isn't practicing anymore and/or fibbing about their credentials.

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u/CptCroissant Trail Blazers 3d ago

My anti vax coworker said some shit like this too. Like "if only scientists would figure it out so that only vulnerable populations needed restrictions". I'm just like fuck you man they did figure it out, get the fucking vaccine

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u/NevermoreSEA [POR] Brandon Roy 3d ago

This entire situation has above all else basically made Kyrie look like an awful human being who truly doesn't care about others. It's pretty clear that he gets a lot of joy out of causing all of this trouble.

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u/g1utt0ny Cavaliers 3d ago edited 3d ago

I am honestly amazed at how well-behaved Kyrie was at Cleaveland with Lebron. I felt sorry for him before but looking back, I believe it's possibly true that Lebron was baby sitting Kyrie 24/7.

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u/MoMcGillicutty 3d ago

Father Figure LeBron

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u/k4f123 Lakers 3d ago

Newsflash dumbass... they already found the answer. Then they packaged it up in a delivery system known as THE GODDAMN COVID VACCINE. Fuck me I feel like I'm taking crazy pills

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u/BroodingDecepticon [BOS] Evan Turner 3d ago

Reading that threw my brain into such a loop. Jesus fuck

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u/illtakethebox Lakers 4d ago

dude made 1 shot in a finals series and then gained the ego of Gandhi

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u/thekeanu Vancouver Grizzlies 3d ago

He had that ego before the shot.

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u/skolves Timberwolves 3d ago

Gandhi is known for his ego?

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u/ScreenSlave 3d ago

Gandhi’s ego was legendary

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u/lachyTDI7 Celtics 4d ago

This guy doesn’t know shit about having a real job.

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u/CaskJeeves Raptors 4d ago

This guy doesn’t know shit

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u/drakekevin73 USA 4d ago

He don't know shit about fuck

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u/JesusWantsYouToKnow 3d ago

Fucking thank you.

You guys don't know. We have to wake up, and go to work a bunch. And I only get millions of dollars. It's really hard.

Fucking cry me a river you entitled prick.

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u/AgonizingSquid Cavaliers 4d ago

Kyrie is a trademark narcissist, he couldn't care less about the impact of his decision. This is a guy that was spewing that the world was flat and acted like everyone else was dumber not having done the research on it. It's not surprising, he moves from team to team and city to city not giving a fuck about the teammates he leaves behind. I'm not saying we all deserve anything from him, but he'll be the first to tell everyone he doesn't owe them shit.

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u/8_bw Celtics 4d ago

I'm starting to think this Kyrie Irving fella might be a huge chode

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u/swishkb Supersonics 4d ago

Kyrie is such a chode that he

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u/JellyTheBeanCat Supersonics 4d ago

Oh man I've never been more ready to upvote Cavs fans in my whole life

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u/shitsfuckedupalot [HOU] James Harden 3d ago

The impact of his decision isn't him getting or spreading covid. The impact is every kid that idolizes Kyrie is gonna start thinking "oh maybe he has a point", and then finding all the shit they wanna find via the youtube/Facebook algorithm

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u/AWall925 Rockets 4d ago

All his yes men in the comments too lol

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u/Manvir13 Raptors 4d ago

Imma be real with y’all, I was one of those yes men. But only because I drafted James Harden in fantasy and if Kyrie sits out I’ll win my league

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u/I_Will_One_Up_You Pacers 3d ago

I got Durant, keep fightin' the power, Kyrie!

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u/CapitalismEnthusiast Kings 3d ago

Yup drafted Durant as well. Hell I hope Kyrie flat out retires.

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u/philium1 Knicks 3d ago

You’re doing the right thing.

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u/keuralan Heat 3d ago

I plan to nab Harden too, AND am also a Heat fan. Kyrie gotta keep uhhh standing up for the little guys!

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u/El_Producto Celtics 3d ago

The only valid reason.

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u/slowdrem20 Hawks 3d ago

Lmao you foul

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u/LosAngeles1s Lakers 4d ago

Maurbary and Stephen Jackson was hyping him up in the comments, we are fucked

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u/MisterBastahrd Pelicans 4d ago

Ah yes, two giants of intellect.

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u/BBallHunter Thunder 4d ago edited 4d ago

You know what you are doing is wrong when Stephen Jackson supports you.

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u/PajamaPete5 Celtics 4d ago

Ron Artest learned that the hard way

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u/JSlickJ Hawks 4d ago

or when Trump Jr and Ted Cruz support you

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u/MartiniLAPD Heat 4d ago

Why can’t those bozos hyping up Kareem Abdul Jabbar instead

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u/snowcone_wars Bulls 4d ago

Well in the case of Jackson, Kareem likes Jews and doesn't think they control the entire world, so that simply doesn't fly in Jackson-world.

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u/Vordeo Jazz 3d ago

Still kinda fucked up how that whole can of worms got swept under the rug.

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u/RottenSmegmaMan Tampa Bay Raptors 4d ago

Keep those bozos away from Kareem

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u/knoxkayc Kings 4d ago

Marbury eating vaseline and SJax hating Jews. Not really the dudes I want behind me in a global crisis.

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u/deeznutz_428 76ers 3d ago

At least eating Vaseline is actually a personal choice lol

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u/ZeroFucksToGive [BKN] D'Angelo Russell 4d ago

Fuckin Marbury was in there supporting him. What a clown lmao

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u/SpeedracerFr44d Pelicans 4d ago

Marbury eats Vaseline by the fistful, I would’ve been more surprised if he had an actual clue what’s was going on.

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u/Aarcn Wizards 4d ago

Marbury eats Vasaline , that’s all you gotta know about him

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u/Ishaan833 Nets 4d ago

He compared him to fucking Ali man, i love kyrie but this situation is so mind numbing.

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u/Most_Objective Raptors 4d ago

Ali had commercial back in the day telling people to get vaccinated.

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u/Perennial19931993 Jazz 4d ago edited 4d ago

This comparison is so dumb because it essentially reduces what Ali did only to the fact that his stances were controversial.

Anyone can take a controversial stance, regardless of whether that stance is mind-numbingly stupid (antivax, flat earth). Ali is respected because he took controversial stances that were progressive and have been vindicated by history - pacifism and about civil rights.

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u/Schveen15 Suns Bandwagon 3d ago

Also, it’s worth noting that the conscription Ali was boycotting was, in my opinion, selectively enforced: Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson (boxers Ali fought in that time period. So similar age group and similar health status) were not conscripted. Neither were baseball players Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson. Likewise for Wilt Chamberlain, John Havlicek, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Jerry West, and many, many others.

To anyone saying “Elgin Baylor was Active Duty”, Elgin Baylor was literally in the Army Reserve prior to being activated

I’m confident that the USA government activated Ali for service as a way to silence him, while strangely not activating any other prominent athlete who wasn’t already in the Reserves

These vaccine mandates are being enforced equitably for the city, county, and state governments choosing to enact them on their employees. Likewise for federal employees and private companies.

It would only be even remotely similar to Ali IMO if the mandate was being enforced selectively and he was being targeted while other prominent athletes were not, which clearly isn’t the case

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u/h97i Slovenia 4d ago

Stephon Marbury commenting "Ali would be proud of you" on the live really boils my blood.

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u/maolighter Bucks 4d ago

Ali literally did a PSA about vaccinations. A true People’s Champ.

https://twitter.com/trellodelagetto/status/1448315543501553669?s=21

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u/yousonuva Wizards 3d ago

Need to get this onto Marbury's comment and upvote it to the ether

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u/RippleDish Lakers 4d ago

Ali would fucking despise what this dude is doing.

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u/theraarman Celtics 3d ago

Ali’s response would definitely be similar to MJ’s response, a.k.a. common sense.

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u/johnny119 Heat 4d ago

I guess he's back on that petroleum jelly diet

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u/Sim888 [CHI] Cameron Payne 4d ago

Seeing the way this is dividing our world up...it’s sad to see

this fuckin guy lol

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u/karma_dumpster Australia 4d ago

Dividing it up like a pizza. A thin crust, flat pizza.

Because that's what the world is. Some people are tomato sauce, some people are pepperoni, some people are mozzarella, but in the end we are all on this flat disc together and are better together.

I don't wanna divide my pizza world up and share it.

Some people don't even have pizza. And that's sad. I don't want to live in a world like a pizza without pizza. So don't divide our world up, you know. Everyone should have their own pizza to remind them of the Earth.

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u/dayungbenny Bulls 3d ago

Could you imagine a globe shaped pizza though? I can't...

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u/NinthCinema Bucks 4d ago

can't believe these vaccines are dividing us - man who is dividing us

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u/CleopatraHadAnAnus Nets 4d ago

“if you divide divisions there will no devising who envisions the incisions” - kyrie

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u/Vague_Intentions Rockets 3d ago

Damn it rhymes it must be true

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u/mrsunsfan Suns 4d ago

people were way divided before this vaccine. Kyrie aint smart for this one

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u/MrAdministration Celtics 4d ago

He was never smart. Period.

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u/Whizi Hornets 4d ago

Oh yeah, well did you go to Duke for half a year?? No! didn’t think so

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u/Teenageboy69 Knicks 3d ago

He legit has as much college as Tony Soprano.

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u/wolverine1819 Pistons 4d ago

Kyrie is the embodiment of r/iamverysmart

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u/sactownproud Kings 4d ago

I’ve never heard someone say so much while saying so little

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u/C-P-R Lakers 4d ago

But seriously, it feels like Kyrie is Eric Andre in the meme where he shoots Hannibal saying “Why are these mandates in place?” when he’s not campaigning for folks to get the vaccine

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u/Aarcn Wizards 4d ago

Hello from Thailand, from our perspective this vaccine stuff is only dividing dumb fucks in the US.

Give us the vaccines, we still need and want them!

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u/Izanagi___ East 4d ago

Man is acting like rules don't exist. Your actions have consequences...Why is that so hard to understand?

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u/realsomalipirate Raptors 4d ago

Lmao the man might have negative self-awareness.

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u/kobebykobe Lakers 4d ago

Qyrie

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u/Sp_Gamer_Live Timberwolves 4d ago

Qyrie Irvmectin

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u/CaskJeeves Raptors 4d ago

KyREEEEEEEE

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u/yousonuva Wizards 4d ago

Why can't you just be normal?!

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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u/UpvoteIfYouAgreee [BOS] Jaylen Brown 4d ago

You know whats also sad to see? The millions dead from Covid.

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u/mrsunsfan Suns 4d ago

I've lost my grandma to Covid. I have a student who has lost her mom and multiple family members to covid

Kyrie can sure do what he wants but that also means I can call him a fucking idiot too

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u/The1992MemeTeam Raptors 4d ago

Sorry for your loss.

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u/billcosbyinspace Celtics 4d ago

no no, the real victims here are people losing their jobs because they won’t get a very safe shot millions of people have already gotten!

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u/jewaloose Mavericks 3d ago

*billions of people

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u/StanVanGhandi Magic 4d ago

He is more concerned with the lost jobs than the lost lives and this is confusing to people on here.

It’s less confusing once you realize that Irving probably doesn’t believe that the pandemic is as bad as they say it is. Or we are being manipulated in some way. Or, even worse, that it isn’t real at all, and let’s not act like he is above that kind of thinking.

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u/LiveForMeow [CHA] Larry Johnson 3d ago

He's probably more concerned with the people falling off the edge of the earth

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u/jeanboxxx Rockets 4d ago

If the mandates are what is causing his actions, what stopped him from getting it 6 months ago when it wasn’t mandated? Trying to save face. I’m going to go by actions and your actions tell me you are, in fact, anti-vax.

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u/jusbolo Supersonics 4d ago

Vaccines been out for six months by now, it's BS that he's doing it for the mandates.

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u/calculuzz Bulls 3d ago

6 months? I got that shit 9 months ago.

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u/ygduf [MIN] Christian Laettner 3d ago

Trump got it in January right

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u/babyboyyyy [CLE] LeBron James 4d ago

If we typed out a transcript to the things he says it would really put into perspective how dumb this guy is

It’s literally word vomit, he says so much to say nothing

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u/gbdarknight77 Lakers 4d ago

He said his bit and then just kept saying the same thing in different words. He really didn’t prepare on how he wanted to get his point across.

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u/Apisit100 Lakers 4d ago edited 4d ago

So sad seeing all these celebrities and athletes praising him in the comments smh. It’s like these people don’t understand the point of the fucking vaccination, he’s making it sound like you are picking sides but leaves out the fact millions are dying.

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u/joebreezy12 Thunder 4d ago

Dukes official basketball Instagram account in the comments giving 💯💯💯 emojis — like wtf?!?!?

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u/lheinbockel [LAL] Nick Young 3d ago

That’s actually wild they could WALK to one of the best med schools in the country but they’re supporting their brother in the brotherhood I suppose

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u/michaelb1 Wizards 3d ago

It’s hilarious that duke did that considering Kyrie went there for 10minutes. Maybe if he actually graduated he wouldn’t be anti-vax.

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u/Inspectorrekt Bucks 3d ago

Haha I hate Duke, I really hope they catch flak for this

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u/gwease23 Hornets 4d ago

no fucking way, really??

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u/asher1611 Hornets 4d ago

fuck Duke.

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u/waldosbuddy Raptors 3d ago

wtf this should be it's own post

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u/ghost91372 Timberwolves 4d ago

It's sad this is kyries legacy

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u/zili91 Bulls 4d ago

If he actually retires and lose all that money because he doesn't want to take a fcking VACCINE, he will go down as the dumbest NBA player of all time by VERY far.

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u/Laetha Raptors 4d ago

No it isn't. He's always been a fucking idiot. It's perfectly appropriate that he'd go out being a fucking idiot.

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u/shitsfuckedupalot [HOU] James Harden 3d ago

Bruh my uncle's fucking dead from covid. I don't give a fuck about your job.

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u/Purednuht Thunder 4d ago

"We should be accomodated equally" speaking about those who get vaccinated and those who do not.

Dude is insane.

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u/Truesday Warriors 4d ago

"Listen to both sides."

When one side believes the world is flat or vaccinations cause autism, why? Why do we give a flying fuck what a blithering idiot has to say?

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u/XCalibur672 Mavericks 3d ago

vaccinations cause autism

I literally am fucking autistic, and, yeah, cost/benefit wise, I’d say this shit is worth it for millions of dollars and a pro sports career. Checkmate, Kyrie!

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u/freerealestatedotbiz [BOS] Paul Pierce 4d ago

Such a dumb argument from him and his camp. There are tons of things you can’t do in the workplace and keep your job. Rules get put in place to protect the health and well-being of your co-workers. People who choose not to follow those rules don’t get to work. There’s nothing new or wrong about that.

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u/fabrar Raptors 4d ago

You know what else people are losing to the pandemic kyrie?

THEIR FUCKING LIVES

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u/Slimjuggalo2002 Cavaliers 4d ago

Yes, but the dead are losing THEIR JOBS!!

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u/JohnStamosAsABear Raptors 3d ago

Jesus, it sounds even stupider coming from his own mouth. This whole video is about how he's such a victim being treated unfairly.

This part was especially annoying: "Putting this on me is just like, why are you puttin' it on me? Y'know like this is not part of what's going on in conversations with scientists, physicians and doctors, I'm just a hooper"

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u/Physiix San Diego Rockets 4d ago

Man these Brooklyn picks are going to be nice if the team fall apart.

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u/browndude10 Rockets 3d ago

Harden nor kyrie has signed their extensions and kyrie’s not getting one at all.

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u/CptEfellows 3d ago

So we have Ted Cruz, Stephon Marbury, Stephen Jackson, Marcus Morris, Duke Basketball, and more all supporting him. Holy shit that may be the most unlikable group of people ever. We have the zodiac killer, a Vaseline eater, an antisemite, a sexist, and Duke all backing him. I can’t get over this.

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u/ITsLoverBoy Celtics 3d ago

Sounds like the beginning of a joke

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u/snomeister [TOR] Kyle Lowry 3d ago

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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u/Menessy27 Raptors 4d ago

clown

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u/kmagic13 Magic Tankwagon 4d ago

Too many clowns on my Facebook feed is praising this man and basically echoing whatever he says. Difference is that Kyrie is a world class athlete with millions of dollars and my friends from high school are uneducated and broke.

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u/eliwood5837 Rockets 3d ago

God I fucking hate this guy

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u/SharpSwag Lakers 4d ago

Nearly 187 million people, or 56% of all Americans, are fully vaccinated. Most of us are trying to be done with this pandemic, why these other dudes think theyre special? Just take the damn shot, ffs.

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u/michaelb1 Wizards 3d ago

80% of American adults are vaxxed.

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u/lilchris943 Bulls 4d ago

About 1 person for every dollar he stands to lose. Poetic.

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u/Cannolidog Thunder 4d ago

I blame the children under 12 who make up the largest proportion of the unvaccinated

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u/why_rob_y 76ers 3d ago

I asked my two year old why she isn't vaccinated, and I shit you not, she replied, "I'm trying to be a voice for the voiceless, in support of those losing their jobs to mandates."

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u/CALL_ME_ISHMAEBY Vancouver Grizzlies 4d ago

Jordan was right.

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u/vivekvangala34_ Wizards 4d ago

People are losing jobs due to mandates

Mr. Irving, you are one of those people... what's your point??

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