Karl-Anthony Towns shares his thoughts on Kyrie Irving not getting the shot
Posted On October 13, 2021
In light of the Brooklyn Nets banning Kyrie Irving from team activities until he’s vaccinated, many in the league share their thoughts on his stance on the COVID vaccine, including Karl-Anthony Towns, the central Minnesota Timberwolves who lost seven family members to the coronavirus, including her mother in 2020.
“I’m obviously a big supporter of the vaccine,” Towns told NJ.com. “I have been through so much and it would be a bit contradictory not to be on the pro-vaccine side. But what I will say is I believe in choice and I like giving people their choice and I have no problem with people have their choice.
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Towns added that he had yet to speak to Irving about his vaccine status.
“I think it’s not just a human right, but it’s also an American right… They make their own decisions about their own bodies and their own families. I have no ill will in this regard. “Towns continued. “The only thing I would say is don’t give myself an (expletive) excuse why [you don’t get the vaccine]… You don’t want to do it, it’s your choice. “
The Nets without Kyrie will face the Timberwolves at Barclays Center on Thursday for their fourth preseason game.