The New York Daily News reports:
Surprised by a vaccine mandate that left him unable to play for much of last season, Kyrie Irving described himself as a “martyr” for refusing the COVID-19 shot while facing heavy scrutiny.
“I was not expecting a mandate to be brought down in a way where it wasn’t going to let me play at all,” Irving told the Boardroom’s “The ETCs” podcast in an episode published Wednesday.
“I think that not only impacted not just me, but a lot of people. Just had to sit in that hot seat for a little bit and deal with it. The life of a martyr, bro.”
Read the full article. Irving was allowed to rejoin the team for home games when NYC Mayor Eric Adams issued an exemption for pro athletes.
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