Kyrie Irving gave up 4-year, $100 MILLION contract extension because he refused to get the jab
· Sep 27, 2022 ·

Remember all the theater last year surrounding Nets Guard Kyrie Irving and his decision to skip the clot shot and remain unvaccinated?

Well, we just found out that dude was basically forced out of a 4-year, "100-and-something million" dollar contract.

All because he didn't want to be part of the experiment.

The seven-time All-Star spoke out on the issue Monday:

"I gave up four years, 100-and-something million deciding to be unvaccinated and that was the decision," Irving said during Nets media day on Monday. "[Get this] contract, get vaccinated or be unvaccinated and there's a level of uncertainty of your future, whether you're going to be in this league, whether you're going to be on this team, so I had to deal with that real-life circumstance of losing my job for this decision"...

The 30-year-old said he felt the decision whether to get vaccinated was like "an ultimatum" from the organization, in regard to his contract.

Irving said he was hopeful that he would have the contract terms set prior to last season.

"We were supposed to have all that figured out before training camp last year," Irving said. "And it just didn't happen because of the status of me being vaccinated, unvaccinated. So, I understood their point and I just had to live with it. It was a tough pill to swallow, honestly."

An ultimatum, indeed.

Don't get the shot, don't get the contract extension.

And remember, New York City's Covid rules were so absurd, Kyrie was allowed to attend home games as an unvaccinated spectator, but somehow couldn't play in those games.

So I guess we should be a tad bit more upset at New York City than we are at the Nets.

Either way, this is jacked up.

Dude lost out on more than a hundred million dollars!

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