As Kyrie Irving continues to sit out for the Brooklyn Nets while refusing to get vaccinated, he has slowly gained a following in choosing to do so. Add Floyd Mayweather to that list.
In a video posted on his Twitter account, Mayweather voiced his support for the superstar guard for the Nets.
“Kyrie, what’s up? I know you’re going through a lot, we had a chance to hang out in 2016 when you represented America, when you represented the Red, White and Blue. You only want to be treated fair…America is the land of the free. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and supposedly, freedom to choose…I respect you for having integrity and being your own man. A free mind makes his own choices. A slave mind follows the crowd. Stand for something or fall for anything. One man can lead a revolution to stand up and fight for what’s right…It’s crazy how people hate you for being a leader…”
Per a mandate in New York, Irving would need to be vaccinated in order to play for the Nets in their home games. The front office took it a step further by saying Irving will be out for all games until he is vaccinated, not wanting a part-time player on the Nets throughout the year.
Without Irving, the Nets have started the season 2-2. The superstar guard now has another supporter in his corner in Mayweather and it remains to be seen if Kyrie will change his stance on getting vaccinated as the season continues on for the Nets.