Kyrie is on the right side of history
Since the season began, Kyrie Irving hasn't played a single game because of his decision not to get vaccinated playing for a team where that is a strict requirement. Even though it was recently announced Kyrie would join the team and play only away games, this isn't the best scenario. The Nets have realized they need more firepower, and having such a player not contributing is a loss-loss situation. Nets owner Joe Tsai said he doesn't want to politize the situation and only wants to help the team win the title.
On the other hand, Kyrie stood his ground, accepting to lose money and reputation around the league because of his beliefs, and that is something former NBA player Kwame Brown admires the most about him. He was consistent ever since making the decision and not backing down one inch, understanding what it would cost him, minimizing his reputation, and creating a bad public image.
Kwame believes Kyrie represents everything that makes America great as a country in which these decisions can be made without any forceful action.
"Kyrie Irving is going to go down on the right side of history because in the face of adversity, he didn't run like Aaron Rodgers. He didn't make you believe he would misdirect. He said I am not taking it. He stood there loudly and proudly and told you what he was doing. I am being the voice for the voiceless. There are other people in America that don't want to do this, and they have that right. That is what makes America great: we have the right to say no, I don't agree with that. If you take away that right by saying we are stupid, and demonizing and yelling and pulling people to the corner. If you start taking away those rights, we are not American."
Kyrie's NBA career is jeopardized
Kyrie has received a lot of backlash for his decision and a lot of support from people who think the same way. Whatever will happen with Kyrie in the future and whether he will continue his career in the NBA remains to be seen. There is a high probability that the Nets will do whatever they can to trade Kyrie after this season to get some assets for him because they won't be able to play him 82 games. On the other hand, if that happens, it will be interesting to see which teams would actually decide to trade for Kyrie.
So far, he kept his word and remained faithful to what he said he was going to do from the beginning, and even though the criticism was harsh, Kyrie stood his ground. How his career will look in the near future remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Kyrie is a hero for many people because he was not afraid to stick to his beliefs and execute his right to make his own decisions when it comes to health.