‘They’ve Got Biden, We’ve Got Kyrie’: Top Anti-Vaxxers Turn NBA Stars Into Disinformation Heroes

Updated: Aug 1

Facebook and YouTube may have tried to ban them, but Covid’s conspiracy kings tell ‘Rolling Stone’ that vaccine-denying NBA players have re-empowered the far right


By Matt Sullivan | RollingStone Magazine | October 8, 2021


Kyrie Irving is living in the shadows of vaccine denial. The Brooklyn Nets superstar has also vanished from the opening of his team’s run at the NBA championship, apparently because he refuses to comply with a New York City law requiring proof of vaccination against Covid-19 at indoor sporting events, players included. He is banned from practice in Brooklyn; on the injury report for Friday night’s first preseason home game at Barclays Center, Irving was simply lis