Freddie Gibbs Salutes Kyrie Irving for His Anti-Vaxx Stance After NYC Lifts Vaccine Mandate
Kyrie Irving's vaccination status has been a lightning rod for conversation among sports fans. Irving couldn't play for the Brooklyn Nets at home since private sector vaccine mandates for New York City prevent him from playing.
Fortunately for the star point guard, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday (March 24) that the city would be amending its mandate to allow unvaccinated professional athletes and entertainers to perform regardless of vaccination status.
On Thursday morning, Freddie Gibbs took to Twitter to praise Kyrie Irving for staying firm to his beliefs despite outside pressure and those trying to get him to be vaccinated.
“Gotta respect Kyrie for not letting up,” Gibbs wrote. “I ain’t gon lie I thought it was a wrap if he couldn’t play at home.”
Gibbs even dubbed a new nickname for Kyrie as the “Vax Lord.”
With roughly nine games left, the Brooklyn Nets are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and are 2.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors. They are only a game ahead of the 9th place Charlotte Hornets.
Gibbs isn't the only artist to show support for Kyrie. Kanye West, Chris Brown, T.I. and NLE Choppa have also shown love to Irving throughout the season.
Kyrie's home debut will now take place at the Barclays Center on Sunday (March 27) against the Charlotte Hornets.