Stephen A. Smith has taken his criticism of Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to a new low by throwing shade on his 50 point performance against the Charlotte Hornets.

Kyrie put on one of the best and most efficient performances of his NBA career in Charlotte, North Carolina last night (March 8) by shooting 78.9% from the field and 75% from the 3-point line.

He made six 2-point shots, nine 3-pointers, and 11 free throws.

And, he became the third player in NBA history to score 50 points in fewer than 20 field goal attempts.

But, Stephen A. Smith got on national television and said Kyrie’s performance made him “want to throw up” because he feels Kyrie Irving is robbing us of his talent because of his lack of availability.

Kyrie Irving sat out a lot of the season because he refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and New York NBA players are required to be vaccinated to play in the home arenas.

The tricky thing is unvaccinated NBA players from other cities, that don’t require their players to be vaccinated, are allowed to come and play in the New York arenas.

The NBA decided to let Kyrie come back as a part-time player and play away games in December 2021.

Stephen A.’s stance is that Kyrie is letting his teammates and his fanbase down by not getting vaccinated so he can play home games.

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Stephen A. Smith needs to respect Kyrie’s right to do what he feels is best for his body and get over it.