John Salley supports Kyrie Irving's vaccination stance, decision to remain unvaccinated

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Kyrie Irving got some support for his vaccination stance and social justice efforts from an unlikely place this weekend: former NBA big man John Salley.

TMZ Sports caught “Spider” out in New York City, where he said that he’s “the biggest Kyrie fan.”

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“I'm the biggest Kyrie fan. Everything he does, I take my hat off to him,” Salley told TMZ. “I think he’s conscious. I think he thinks it through. I think it's very important that people pay attention, that, he's not into the lies, the glitz. He's into taking care of his body.”

That includes Kyrie’s decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which cost him quite a few games this season before NYC’s mandates were modified for athletes and entertainers.

“He’s into the science and people don’t like that, when you don’t go along with the way people are telling you to go,” Salley said. “But it was the best investment. You got a guy who didn’t get the virus. Everybody who talked smack about him got it, but he has a strong immune system.”

Whether or not Irving is a Net beyond next season, or even next season proper, remains to be seen, but four-time NBA Champion Salley added that he thinks Irving “is going to be a Hall of Famer."

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