Chris Brown took to Instagram to show his support for his long time friend Kyrie Irving, but Charles Barkly does not agree with the Nets player.
As the new NBA season has started, Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving is still against getting any COVID vaccine. Since he plays for a New York team which the city mandates the vaccine for its athletics for indoor activity, the Nets announced Kyrie wouldn’t be playing any games for the 2021-2022 season.
The very next day (October 13) Kyrie went on IG live where he explained his stance against the vaccine. “This is my life,” Irving said. “I get to do whatever I want with this, this is one body that I get here. And you are telling me what to do with my body. This has everything to do with what is going on in our world. And I am being grouped into something that is bigger than just the game of basketball.”
Now a week later, good friend Chris Brown has shown his support for Kyrie as he wrote on his IG Story, “The Real Hero!!!! I stand with my brother. WHOEVER DON’T LIKE IT….go live your own damn life. ITS HIS CHOICE AND A DAMN GOOD ONE. ALWAYS IN MY BROTHERS CORNER.”
Chris Brown’s public support came a day after Charles Barkley weighed in on Kyrie’s decision on TNT’s NBA halftime show. Barkley in the video shared on the official NBA on TNT Twitter said, “First of all, you don’t get the vaccine for yourself. You get it for other people.” Barkley also pointed out that Kyrie will still get paid millions for sitting at home.
As stated by Forbes.com Irving is scheduled to make $35 million this season. If he misses the Nets home games, which comprise half the season, he may still pull in $17 mullion.