Ruzious wrote:DCZards wrote:If Kyrie and some of the other NBA players are concerned about restarting the season for health reasons, I don't have a problem with that. And if the concern of Kyrie, Dwight, Avery Bradley and others is social justice, I'm onboard for that fight.
But I don't think these players should use not restarting the season as a platform for the social justice fight. The NBA and some of its players (such as Lebron) have consistently proven to be among the most forward thinking, socially conscious institutions in our country. I'm sure that if the coalition led by Kyrie and Bradley want to convince the NBA to step up its social justice game that they accomplish that without threatening not to restart the season...and dividing their own ranks.
If I was being honest, I'd say Kyrie is likely more worried about not having a supply of weed and strip clubs while being stuck in Disney World - than he is about any health issues. But I'm not going to say it.
The same Kyrie Irving who just gave $325,000 to coronavirus relief.
Who visited South Africa with UNICEF and the Nelson Mandela foundation.
The vegan Kyrie Irving. Who has given hundreds of thousands to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe where his mother was born before she was adopted. But asked that no cameras record him when he went to visit the tribe, no press accompany him etc.
He may be self serving but I have no doubt he believes what he says on this issue.
Show me links that say Kyrie Irving is a frequent strip club patron. I have no doubt he smokes a lot of weed. But so do many athletes who aren't speaking up on this issue.
I'm not a fan of his, nor do I hate him, except that it's fun to hate on opposing players. But I don't see anything in his history that says he is other than earnest about supporting this cause. Does he also get attention? Sure. If you accused him of hogging the spotlight, well okay, I'd say yeah maybe he likes to appear to be a good guy. Conscious, etc.
To me I think if he is using his position to actively leverage some social action by the NBA front office, then hey, that is the work he can do. Whether I agree with Kyrie's actions or not, there are a lot of people who are wondering how to make a positive difference with whatever skill set or pull they have.