Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have been at the center of the NBA media world, thanks to Irving's unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Perhaps the craziest part of the whole situation is that Irving himself claims he is not anti-vaxx. Rather, he says he's against the strict protocols that are pressuring the citizens. According to him, he's giving a voice to those who don't have one by standing up for their right to choose what goes into their bodies.

To him, this is about a grander fight than the one on the court and Irving is challenging a perceived control of society and people’s livelihood, according to sources with knowledge of Irving’s mindset. It is a decision that he believes he is capable to make given his current life dynamics. “Kyrie wants to be a voice for the voiceless,” one source said.

It's a well-intentioned but misguided cause, and it has drawn criticism from all corners of the media spectrum.