Even after recent reports suggested he could return to play basketball next year, Kyrie Irving is still a hot topic around the NBA world. The Brooklyn Nets superstar has made headlines for the past couple of months due to his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
This has led to plenty of criticism for the 2016 NBA champion, but also a lot of support from fans and other public figures like Chris Brown or Floyd Mayweather. Still, it's more the people that bash Kyrie than those behind him. Recently, one of the first took a big shot at the player.
Fun and chill as he looks (and probably is), Chris Rock is a firm believer. He uses his comedy to defend what he believes is correct and doesn't hesitate to call people out if he feels something's weird.
Recently, the legendary comedian went against Kyrie Irving and his refusal to take the shot. During a live show in Brooklyn, the former Saturday Night Live cast member called out anti-vaxxers and dropped a name that has been resonating around the league for some time now.
"Where's my anti-vaxxers at? Where you at?" the 'Grown Ups' actor said, via Yahoo Entertainment. "You f****** dumb Kyrie motherf******."
According to reports, Kyrie is refusing to take the vaccine in support of people who lost their jobs due to vaccine mandates. He wants to be the voice of the voiceless and not everybody agrees with that. Still, he has clarified he won't lose money or the chance to win championships for this situation.
The Brooklyn Nets started the 2021/22 season dealing with some issues, but things are falling into place for them now. They rank 5th in the Eastern Conference with 5 wins and 3 losses.
They still hope to see Kyrie back soon, but if he doesn't return, Kevin Durant and James Harden are ready to lead this team to the playoff and the NBA Finals.