Barkley very visibly grimaced at Smith’s commentary and started off by saying, “First of all, you don’t get the vaccine for yourself, you get it for other people.”
“I got vaccinated. I can’t wait to get the booster,” he continued. “You don’t get vaccinated just for yourself. Like Adam [Silver] said, you get vaccinated for your family first, you get vaccinated for your teammates second.”
“I think everybody should get vaccinated,” Barkley said.
He rejected the idea that Irving can be compared to Muhammad Ali, remarking, “This guy’s gonna make $17 million for sitting at home.”