Kyrie Irving has finally spoken out about all the drama that has been brought about by his decision not to get vaccinated. And unsurprisingly, the Brooklyn Nets star had quite a few things to say.

One of the issues that Kyrie dwelled on is the possibility of him having to sit out at least half of the season due to New York City’s vaccine mandate. Based on his statement here, it doesn’t sound like Irving is worried too much about it (h/t Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports):

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If Irving remains unvaccinated (which he definitely is), then he won’t be allowed to play in home games. The city’s mandate might also include Kyrie being banned from Knicks games in the Madison Square Garden. As such, the All-Star point guard is projected to roughly $16,000,000 in salary throughout the season.

Based on what he said in his video, it seems like Irving is willing to take the financial hit. As he said, “it’s not about the money, baby.”

The Nets recently announced that they will not allow Kyrie to join the squad unless he’s a “full participant.” This is the first time he’s spoken out since that major decision, and by the looks of it, Kyrie Irving is not backing down.