I understood what Jay Williams was trying to say.
Sadly, he couldn’t get his full point out because Stephen A. Smith was yelling at him the whole time. The issue with Kyrie Irving is simple to me, and people are making it more complicated than it really is. If he doesn’t want to get the vaccine, he doesn’t have to. The repercussions for that are he loses $16 million and doesn’t get to play.
That is it.
Nothing more to say.
I understand that as media, we have to write and talk about things, so we have to find different angles and talking points, but the fact of the matter is that it really shouldn’t make people as angry as it does. I wish MAGA weren’t using Kyrie as their poster boy for their anti-vax narrative, especially when most of them are vaccinated, but what can you do.
I am sure Kyrie is aware of what is happening and how his name is used, but you want to be real careful telling an athlete essentially he should shut up and dribble. Kyrie is a grown man who can make his own choices as long as he isn’t spreading disinformation or telling people to drink vampire’s blood, he has the right to do what he feels is best.
The NETS made a team decision, and the Kyrie made a personal decision.
It is Stephen A’s show, so he can talk to Jay Williams however he wants because he can get him kicked off the show if he doesn’t want him on there. I believe what Williams was trying to say was this is one person, and we are spending too much time on this one person’s decision. It is highly unlikely people will make their medical decisions based on what Kyrie Irving is doing.
I think for health purposes and the Nets title, chances it would be for the best if Kyrie was to get vaccinated, but you can’t tell a grown man what to do, and we really shouldn’t be expending too much energy on trying to.
Flip the page for them arguing and some of the Twitter reactions.