Uncommon Sense

January 11, 2022

Hey Kyrie, Do Your Effing Research!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Ruis @ 12:05 pm

NBA superstar Kyrie Irving is refusing to get vaccinated against the COVID viruses and so is in the interesting position of not being allowed to play in his games in his home stadium, due to a city law. He is allowed to play in most of the road games his team has scheduled but for most of the first half of this season, the team sat him down and did not even attempt to play him. They did, however, pay him half of his salary for not playing! (I want that job! Can I have that job? I am an expert at not playing!) Now that they has struggled a little bit, the team  has decided that Kyrie playing half of their remaining games might not be so bad.

Mr. Irving has stated that he has done “his own research” and finds the vaccines are not safe and he will not take them. Some of his research, apparently, is based upon comments by Joe Rogan, a comedian. The rest being from the Internet, one assumes, as the likelihood that Mr. Irving went to a university library, the Mayo Clinic, or some other kosher source of information is quite slim.

But, I have some “more” research Mr. Irving could do.

The group of people who could provide the most pertinent information regarding the safety of the vaccines for him would be professional athletes, like Mr. Irving. Professional basketball players, playing at the highest level of the sport would be perfect. In September the National Basketball Association reported that over 90% of the 600 players then associated with teams were vaccinated. Some of those didn’t make the opening day rosters, so call it 500 players like Mr. Irving and if 90% of those were vaccinated (don’t worry Kyrie, I’ll do the math) then there are 450 men just like you, Kyrie, who have taken the vaccines. So, do your research! Ask around. How many of those had an adverse reaction? How many died from taking the vaccine? How many claim they lost their jobs because of the vaccine? You could do a social media poll since it seems most of that cohort participate in that activity. Or you could ask the NBA Player’s Association which has a fiduciary obligation to look after its members.

Or you could just hurt your team by getting paid to do nothing, probably now getting full checks on home games in which you are not even allowed in the stadium. Go for it man. They can widen the doors to allow your ego into the stadium.

Hey, maybe you can get Joe Rogan to do the research for you.


  1. Well written! Even though I don’t follow sports of any kind, your synopsis gave me the FULL story of this Stupid Jerk!

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by Nan — January 11, 2022 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

    • It is mind boggling that his teammates still “love” him, despite his tanking of the team’s season.


      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 12, 2022 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  2. In complete and TOTAL agreement with you here Steve! Besides, we sports fans all know, especially those NBA fans, that Kyrie Irving has a horrendous Prima-donna Syndrome already. Has for practically his entire career.

    Some million (billion?) dollar athletes just don’t know when and where to sound their bullhorns for a social injustice, and when it is absolutely right to sound-off in unison. Right? 🙄🤦‍♂️

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Professor Taboo — January 11, 2022 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

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