NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Former NBA player John Salley defended Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving over his decision not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, causing him to miss a significant number of games this season.Salley praised Irving for his commitment to evaluating what goes into his body this week. “I think Kyrie Irving is the premier athlete — professional,” Salley said during an interview with TMZ. “I think he’s conscious. I think he thinks it through. I think it’s very important that people pay attention too, he’s not into the lies, the glitz. He’s into taking care of his body.”Salley explained that Irving does his own research but is ridiculed because his beliefs fall outside the mainstream view.NOVAK DJOKOVIC WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN OPEN RETURN AMID GOVERNMENT CHANGE: ‘I WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK’ John Salley attends PETA’s 35th anniversary party at Hollywood Palladium on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Getty )”I’m the biggest Kyrie fan,” Salley said. “Everything he does, I take my hat off to him.”The NBA did not have a vaccine mandate for its players this season but because of a local mandate for New York City-based businesses that

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