Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant called New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate “ridiculous” and accused Mayor Eric Adams of craving attention as his unvaccinated teammate Kyrie Irving remains unable to play home games despite being allowed to attend the game.
“It’s ridiculous. I don’t understand it at all,” Durant told the media. “It just feels like, at this point now, someone is trying to make a statement or point to flex their authority.”
“Everybody out here looking for attention,” he added. “I feel like that’s what the Mayor wants right now; some attention.”
“We’re all confused. Pretty much everybody in the world is confused at this point. Early on in the season, people didn’t understand what was going on but now, it just looks stupid. Eric, you gotta figure this out,” Durant said.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James also shared his displeasure with Irving not being allowed to play in home games in a tweet on Sunday (March 13).
“FACTS FACTS FACTS!! It literally makes ABSOLUTELY ZERO SENSE!!! They say if common sense was common then we’d all have it. Ain’t that the truth,” James wrote.