While several NBA “stars” (cough, Lebron James, cough) may have attracted outsized attention due to their overprivileged sense of self coupled with woke ignorance, it is clear that other serious athletes are capable of critical thinking.
Not to mention questioning the prewritten corporate narrative that masquerades as media communications these days.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, who attracted widespread anger for his resistance to vaccine mandates, recently doubled down on his position yet again, emphasizing how discriminatory the practice was.
“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,” Irving declared.
Indeed, the NBA very much did permit various discriminatory situations to take place, as reported by NBC News when detailing the punishments unvaccinated players faced.
“Fully vaccinated players will avoid regular testing and can sit together in the locker room, at team meals and during travel. They also don’t have to quarantine when deemed a close contact unless they begin to show symptoms for COVID-19. Unvaccinated players, on the other hand, will be required to undergo testing on all days involving practice or travel, and they could be tested multiple times on game days. Those without vaccines must maintain social distance and quarantine if they come in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19,” NBC reported.
That’s right: All that discrimination over a vaccine that has been proven to be largely useless against the virus, not to mention the fact that the virus itself is barely ever mentioned anymore as it probably isn’t even at the level of the common cold at this point.
Which means that all the prior discrimination and firings were a total and complete joke.
Or, as Irving puts it, a huge violation of human rights.
“This enforced Vaccine/Pandemic is one the biggest violations of HUMAN RIGHTS in history,” Irving asserted.
Irving’s points have grown even more salient in light of multiple Democrats quietly backing down from their asinine population control efforts, otherwise known as vaccine mandates.
New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom, for instance, basically backed down from requiring vaccines for students while adding ineffectual commentary about “doing our part.”
“While we continue to adapt to the virus with these changes to vaccine mandates for private-sector employees and students participating in sports and extracurricular activities, we must continue doing our part to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” Williams-Isom noted.
In other words, Irving has been vindicated by time, and now he is not viewed as quite so crazy after all.
“I made it very clear it was never just about me,” Irving asserted, “I think for my own legacy, that’s to be written by all those that I impact and all those that impact me, and it’s far bigger than just a basketball game.”
That’s right. Now if only Lebron James could demonstrate 1 percent of the maturity of Irving and other athletes who actually appreciate what the United States has to offer to those who work hard.
Author: Jane Jones