After previously criticizing Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status, Shaq slams vaccine mandates.
Shaq has been speaking out about vaccine mandates for roughly four months, specifically in regards to Kyrie Irving’s decision not to take the vaccine and sit-out games. Shaq’s opinions appear to have altered over time, as he recently stated that he does not support individuals being “forced” to take the vaccine.
As previously reported, Shaq addressed Kyrie’s vaccination status, saying that regardless of his feelings about the drug, Kyrie owes it to his team to get on the court with them.
“I try not to dismiss another man’s viewpoint,” he explained. “Sometimes in this game, you have to think about others rather than yourself.” Kyrie now has his own thoughts and beliefs. I’m not knocking it, but he has a responsibility because he took the $200 million.”
“Once you sign up for this life, there is no privacy, and you have to embrace it,” Shaq concluded. I don’t want you around if you’re on my team and can’t play home games. We’ve got a chance to win, and you’re not on the show, so go somewhere else, period.”
Shaq, on the other hand, was singing a completely different tune during the most recent filming of “The Big Podcast With Shaq.”
“Look, I encourage everyone to be safe and to look after their families,” he said. “However, there are still some who refuse to accept it.” You shouldn’t be compelled to accept something you don’t want.”
He encouraged listeners to “be safe” and take care of their families, despite his change of heart since his statements regarding Kyrie.