Call him Kyrie Herbing.
It is possible, according to a report Monday that sourced “people close to” him, that Kyrie Irving could be swayed into getting vaccinated when a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine has been approved.
Irving, who is vegan, is unvaccinated and has said that his decision has been “what’s best for me.” His choosing not to be jabbed has taken him away from the Nets, who under a New York City mandate cannot allow him to play home games at Barclays Center and have not allowed the star point guard to only play in road games.
Irving has not disclosed a specific reason concerning his hesitancy about the vaccine, saying in October that it “is not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It is just really about being true to what feels good for me.”
Perhaps a plant-based dosage, about which the Bally Sports report speculated, feels best for him. The current vaccines were tested on animals, with which some animal rights groups take issue.