Kyrie Irving

The Wiz


Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving made a lot of noise last season by refusing to be vaccinated against Covid and was eventually suspended. His issue with vaccines is that he’s a conspiracy theorist and believed a lot of the Qanon bullshit about them. Last season it was vaccines. This season, it’s antisemitism.

Kyrie tweeted a link to an antisemitic movie last week and refused to apologize or state he had no antisemitic views. The Nets suspended him indefinitely Thursday night and issued a statement saying, “Such failure to disavow antisemitism when given a clear opportunity to do so is deeply disturbing, is against the values of our organization, and constitutes conduct detrimental to the team.”

Then, Kyrie apologized. He said, “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.” In case you didn’t notice, he still failed to state he doesn’t have antisemitic views. It’s one of those sorry-if-my-views-offended-you kinds of statements. He’s sorry if you’re hurt. He’s sorry if you’re “affected.” But he’s not condemning antisemitism. He’s not sorry he said it. You don’t even have to read between the lines to see what he’s doing here.

The Nets said Irving would be suspended without pay for a minimum of five games and “until he satisfies a series of objective remedial measures that address the harmful impact of his conduct.” The suspended-without-pay part is most likely the real reason he finally issued a kinda-sorta apology. I believe one of those required “remedial measures” for his suspension to be lifted should be a denouncement from Irving of antisemitism and antisemitic conspiracy theories, like the New World Order.

Kyrie claims that criticizing him for endorsing Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory of a New World Order is “dehumanizing” him… after he dehumanized Jews.

The movie he posted a link to is “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which is based on a book by Ronald Dalton. It’s antisemitic and uses old tropes about Jewish people and their origins. It also claims the Holocaust is a hoax. Kyrie says he doesn’t agree with the entire movie but refused to state which specific parts he disagrees with. He said not to blame him for the movie he tweeted a link to, saying, “I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

When asked after a Nets practice if he believed the Holocaust occurred, he said, “Those falsehoods are unfortunate. And it’s not that I don’t believe in the Holocaust. I never said that. Never ever have said it. It’s not come out of my mouth. I never tweeted it. I never liked anything like it. So, the Holocaust in itself is an event that means something to a large group of people that suffered something that could have been avoided.” So it’s an “event” then? What kind of “event” Kyrie? What large group of people does it mean something to? Why does it mean something to them? “The Holocaust DID IN FACT occur” is another thing that’s “not come out” of Irving’s mouth.

Also on Thursday, Kyrie Irving posted on Instagram that he’d share a “factual explanation outlining the specific beliefs in the Documentary I agreed with and disagreed with.” We’re still waiting on that.

Kyrie and the Nets both committed to donating $500,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, but the ADL has refused Kyrie’s donation.

When asked by a reporter if he had any antisemitic beliefs, and to answer with either a “yes” or “no,” he stated, “I cannot be antisemitic if I know where I come from.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, lashed out saying, “The answer to the question, ‘Do you have any antisemitic beliefs’ is always ‘NO’ without equivocation.” Greenblatt tweeted, “We took @KyrieIrving at his word when he said he took responsibility, but today he did not make good on that promise. Kyrie clearly has a lot of work to do.”

Kyrie still hasn’t condemned the New World Order conspiracy theory and has stated he believes it’s true. What is it? It’s a very old conspiracy theory from before World War 1 that there’s a secret shadow government either working to control the world or already doing it. And it’s Jewish. Alex Jones has adopted it, made it his own, and claims New World Order is responsible for 9/11, Sandy Hook, the Oklahoma City bombing, vaccines causing autism, etc, etc. The belief is that there’s a secret “globalist” effort to control the world under one government. For Kyrie to fully denounce antisemitism, he needs to denounce this antisemitic conspiracy theory.

At this point of his career, the only team that may want to play ball with him would be the Wizards…and not the Wizards of Washington (who really need to change that name).

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It’s always disappointing to discover an athlete we’ve admired for years turns out to be a narcissistic condescending entitled asshole.

I used to admire Brett Favre. The odds were always against him in high school, college, and when he entered the NFL. He overcame all those odds, went to two Super Bowls, winning one. We love rooting for underdogs. Then near the end of his career, we watched him put himself before, not just his team, but the entire league while sending penis pics to women who did not want to receive penis pics (note: most, if not all, women NEVER want to receive penis pics). As a Quarterback, Brett Favre was amazing. As a human being, he’s a disappointment. While sending the penis pics, he was married with two daughters.

After he left the Packers, he was replaced by Aaron Rodgers who turned out to be a better quarterback than Brett Favre. He also seemed to be a better person. We liked him in those Allstate commercials with his teammate Clay Matthews. “I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away.” He seemed like a guy with a $19 million-a-year salary you could relate to. Then after several years, we discover he’s an antivaxxer taking medical advice from Joe Rogan. We discovered the guy lied to his team about his vaccination status and was a total worm with his excuses. He didn’t just endanger his team’s chances of winning but also put his teammates’ health at risk.

It was almost like that time we learned Tom Brady was a Trumper, except we already hated Tom Brady. Seeing Tom Brady in Subway commercials would make me want to never eat at Subway if I was a person who ate Subway sandwiches.
To be honest, I did order from Subway a few weeks ago and instead of receiving the Italian sandwich I ordered, they sent me a whitebread microwave-bacon mayonnaise sandwich. No, there weren’t any tomatoes, just bacon and mayonnaise. I think there was one black olive on it. Subway’s response to the complaint was…there wasn’t a response. I suppose when you order from Subway, it’s a gamble. Screw you, Subway, and your five-dollar footlongs. You and Brett Favre with the so-called footlongs. You and Tom Brady deserve each other. I’m still really pissed off about that sandwich.

But I digress.

Kyrie Irving is another athlete who put himself before his team by refusing to be vaccinated. Kyrie plays for the Brooklyn Nets and New York City has a vaccine mandate for sporting events (in case you’re a Republican Brooklyn is a part of New York City).

Kyrie shared a post on Instagram stating “secret societies are administering vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for a plan of Satan.” He also believes the Earth is flat. I’m not making that up. If there is a Satan, he’s not fucking with vaccines. He’s at Subway making bacon/mayo sandwiches on white bread.

At first, Kyrie refused to tell anyone if he was vaccinated or not. Then, he said he was unvaccinated because he was protesting people losing their jobs over refusals to be vaccinated, except nobody’s actually losing their jobs over vaccinations. Kyrie hasn’t lost his. And why do the antivaxxers always get wormy and quibble with their reasoning? Why? Because that’s the kind of people antivaxxers are.

Now, because the Nets are plagued with injuries and his teammates are overburdened by covering for him, Kyrie is being allowed to play on a limited basis. He was brought back with only 22 games left in the regular season and he can’t play home games or in Toronto, which is another city with vaccine mandates.

Novak Djokovic is the reigning Australian Open champion. He flew to Australia to defend his title without being vaccinated. The Australian Open cleared him to play and gave him a vaccination exemption, even though they required everyone else to be vaccinated. The Australian government disagreed and canceled his visa, which stuck him in a quarantined hotel with real immigrants who have real problems.

Djokovic argues he’s exempt from vaccinations because he had Covid in December….of 2020…maybe. He claims he tested positive on December 16, 2020, but on the day after (in case you’re a Republican, that would be the 17th), he was pictured at an awards ceremony for junior players…and he wasn’t wearing a mask. Djokovic believes catching COVID gives you eternal natural immunity. The simple fact that people have caught COVID more than once proves this as false. Do you know who else believes that bullshit? Rand Paul. Somebody get him one of those bacon/mayo sandwiches and beat his ass with it.

So basically Djokovic believes he can enter while unvaccinated into a country that requires vaccinations to enter. He believes he’s entitled to go maskless while he’s positive for COVID. He believes he’s so special, that he doesn’t have to wear a face mask and should be allowed to risk infecting others. Somebody put this asshole in a Subway commercial.

Now an Australian judge had decided poor Novak has been treated unfairly by the Australian government (what did they do? Force him to eat at Subway? Do Australian Subways have vegemite sandwiches?) and has restored his visa, opening a path for him to play in the Open. But, the immigration minister could still cancel his visa, which would lead to an automatic three-year ban on his entering the country.

Trusting Djokovic on vaccinations and immunity is like trusting Joe Rogan when he tells you to take horse medication, which Aaron Rodgers did. Djokovic also believes you change the makeup of water and food by using positive thoughts. I should have tried that on the bacon/mayo sandwich. “You’re an Italian BMT, damn you!” The imagining your food shit was a thing in Peter Pan. It might work in Neverland, but here in the real world, you still got a shit sandwich.

These athletes feel they are entitled and deserve better treatment than ordinary people. Some of them even demand special treatment their teammates don’t receive.

When a voter for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award said he won’t be voting for Aaron Rodgers because of his vaccination controversy, Rodgers called the voter a “bum.” Wah.

The voter said that Aaron Rodgers is a “bad guy” and “the biggest jerk in the league.” I totally agree. An MVP doesn’t put himself before his team. Aaron Rodgers might be the best quarterback in the league this year, but he’s not an MVP.

And someone should force him to eat one of those bacon/mayonnaise sandwiches.

Music note: When I opened my music player, it was already on The Beatles, which I listened to while walking to get groceries Saturday. So I just stayed on The Beatles while coloring this.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 18 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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