The Brooklyn Nets have a complicated situation on their hands. Once again, all because of Kyrie Irving. Now, the VP of the NBAPA has made the news for his beliefs in conspiracy theories against the COVID-19 vaccine.
Irving apparently believes that those who rule the world are using the vaccine as a mastermind plan to connect black people to a computer and Satan. Yeah, you can't make this up. Or can you?
Needless to say, that has sparked multiple takes left and right around the league. And that's why Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal says that they should move on from him and that he'd get him traded right away.
Shaq Calls Out Kyrie Irving, Says The Nets Should Trade Him
"I would go upstairs and say, 'Get him up out of here,'" Shaq said. "We can win with a two-punch and a great shooter and some rebounders like we got. Get his a-- up out of here."
"Of course, if I played with him, I’d be in charge all the way, all day," he added. "Whoever owns the Brooklyn Nets, get him up out of here. In this game of ours, sometimes you have to think about others instead of yourself. Now, Kyrie has his own views and his opinions. I’m not going to knock that."
"He does have an obligation because he took that $200 million. Once you sign up for this life there is no privacy. And you have to accept it," Shaq concluded.
Shaq is completely right. It's not a matter of what he stands for or whether he wants to get the vaccine or not. It's a matter of not having a guy that makes $200 million and can't play half of your games. From a business perspective and from a basketball standpoint, it doesn't make any sense.
Of course, the Nets won't even consider trading Kyrie as they don't want to make James Harden and Kevin Durant second-guess their future with the franchise. But even if they wanted, some executives believe that Kyrie has zero trade value right now, and not because of his incredible basketball skills.