Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. strongly expressed support for fillets of Brooklyn Star Kyrie Irving on social media Monday amid his absence from the team due to his immunization status, praising him for “having some integrity and being your own man.”
Mayweather, 44, posted a one-minute video on his Twitter speaking directly to Irving who was banned from all team activity with the Nets earlier this month until he became eligible to play in all matches by getting the COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccine.
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“Kyrie, what’s up?” I know you are going through a lot. We were fortunate enough to hang out in 2016 when you represented America – when you represented the Reds, Whites and Blues. You just want to be treated fairly, ”Mayweather began, referring to Irving’s appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where the American team won the gold medal in men’s basketball.
“I was going to post something on one of my social media pages, but I decided to do it the old fashioned way and read it to you because you are a great person, a great dad, a great athlete. and you believe what you believe, ”he continued.
“America is the land of the free. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion and so-called freedom to choose. Never be controlled by money. I respect you for your integrity and for being your own man. A free spirit makes its own choices. and a enslaved spirit follows the crowd. Support something or fall in love with anything. A man can lead a revolution to stand up and fight for what is right. One choice, one word, one action can change the world. It’s crazy how people hate you for being a leader. I hope your actions will encourage many others to stand up and say “enough is enough. “”
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The Nets have taken a firm stand against using Irving as a part-time player after being granted permission to train with the team despite tenure from New York. General manager Sean Marks released a statement earlier this month announcing that Irving would not participate in any team activity until he was fully vaccinated.
Irving first spoke on his Instagram Live a few days later, saying he made his decision understanding the consequences.
“I’m doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here, and if that means I’m being judged and demonized for it, that’s exactly what it is. This is the role I play, but I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just above this term. “
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The Nets were asked about their abilities without Irving after losing after Sunday night’s game against the Charlotte hornets but teammate Kevin Durant said that while the team wants him to come back, “No one is going to lose confidence while we play and I hope Kyrie will come and save us during the game. “
The Nets improved their record to 2-2 after a big win over the Wizards of Washington Monday evening.
“Respect to you Kyrie. Power to the people, ”Mayweather added, concluding his statement.