“You don’t get vaccinated just for yourself” – .

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“You don’t get vaccinated just for yourself” – .


Charles Barkley didn’t hesitate to talk about Kyrie Irving.

After the Brooklyn Nets’ 127-104 season opener loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, Barkley was unhappy with Irving’s absence from the squad due to his decision to go unvaccinated.

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Brooklyn Nets Kyrie Irving (11) applauds from the bench during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 3, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo de Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New York’s vaccination mandate does not allow Irving to play in home games. And since the Nets don’t want him as a part-time player, they’ve decided he won’t play in road games either.

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Tuesday night, Barkley addressed the Irving saga on “NBA on TNT”.

Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets watches during the game against the Boston Celtics in Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2021 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
(Photo de Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

“First of all, you don’t get the vaccine for yourself. You get it for other people, ”Barkley said. “I got the vaccine and can’t wait to get the booster. You don’t get vaccinated just for yourself… You get vaccinated first for your family, then you get vaccinated for your teammates.

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FILE - In this file photo from June 5, 2021, Brooklyn Nets goalie Kyrie Irving (11) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA second round playoff series in New York City .  The Brooklyn Nets of the NBA start the season without star goalie Kyrie Irving, who cannot play or train at home due to a vaccination mandate in New York.  (AP Photo / Adam Hunger, file)
FILE – In this file photo from June 5, 2021, Brooklyn Nets goalie Kyrie Irving (11) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA second round playoff series in New York City . The Brooklyn Nets of the NBA start the season without star goalie Kyrie Irving, who cannot play or train at home due to a vaccination mandate in New York. (AP Photo / Adam Hunger, file)

“That’s what bothers me about all of this. I think everyone should get the shot, ”Barkley continued. “I’m really proud of the Nets for putting their foot down and saying we weren’t going to half take care of it. The only thing that bothers me is that he’s still going to make $ 17 million sitting at home. ”

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