Kyrie Irving is speaking out a day after the Brooklyn Nets announced he can not play or practice with his team until he gets vaccinated against COVID-19.

The 29-year-old NBA star has made a personal decision not to get vaccinated and it’s turned into quite the debacle.

Kyrie took to Instagram Live on Wednesday and spoke candidly as he told his 15.3 million followers:

Do what’s best for you.

I am not an advocate for either side. I’m doing what’s best for me.

I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that…that’s just what it is…that’s the role I play.

I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream…just over this mandate or what’s happening in our world.

I didn’t expect that going into this season. I love this game. Love the game, but sometimes you got to make choices that can ultimately affect that.

It’s unfortunate, but that’s where we are in 2021.

Kyrie Irving went on to say that they are trying to make an example out of him.

The way that they are trying to paint everything that’s going on…I just want y’all to stay aware that they’re trying to use me as an example for some odd reason.

Continuing to go at this…go at that and it’s okay. It’s okay. I’m going to be okay.

Watch below as Kyrie speaks in his own words.

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