A growing number of notable people are speaking out to defend Kyrie Irving as the embattled NBA player faces discipline for tweeting a film critics have called antisemitic.
Unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving will be rejoining his team after sitting out the season's first 29 games in protest of the NBA's vaccine mandate. At the same time, a strong wave of COVID-19 is taking the country - and professional hoops league - by storm.
Kyrie Irving isn’t vaccinated, and the choice has left his teammates without a point guard. Now, everyone except for Kyrie Irving has something to say about Kyrie Irving – especially the right-wing anti-vaxxers.
A rally for NBA player Kyrie Irving that also served as a protest against the vaccine mandate preventing him from playing this season drew comparisons to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots after turning violent in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon.
Florida Republican congressional candidate Lavern Spicer ignorantly tweeted, "They let Magic Johnson play basketball with FULL-BLOWN HIV but won’t let Kyrie Irving play because he won’t get a COVID shot." Yes, really.
The president of the Boston Celtics, an NBA franchise long associated with being the whitest team in the league, has abruptly stepped down just one week after making questionable comments on the topic of racism.
There's been a swell of support on social media for Kyrie Irving to press charges against the fan who threw a water bottle at him and narrowly missed in the moments after an NBA playoff game in Boston against the Celtics.
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