The Profile: Kyrie Irving, the NBA star who is making headlines – and missing games – over his refusal to get a vaccination for Covid-19

The basketball star has asked for privacy but speculation about his vaccination status was all but confirmed when it was reported that he had interacted with Instagram posts from a conspiracy theorist who claims that “secret societies” are implanting vaccines in a plot to connect black people to a master computer for “a plan of Satan”.

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
31st October, 2021
The Profile: Kyrie Irving, the NBA star who is making headlines – and missing games – over his refusal to get a vaccination for Covid-19
Kyrie Irving: the Brooklyn Nets star is currently sitting out the NBA championship over his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief:

Name and role: Kyrie Irving, All Star point guard for the Brooklyn Nets

Age: 29

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