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Shaquille O'Neal weighed in on Kyrie Irving's refusal to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

The NBA Hall of Famer shared his opinion about Kyrie's vaccine hesitancy on Thursday.

"Whoever owns the Brooklyn Nets, get him up out of here," Shaq said during an appearance on CBS Sports radio's "Tiki and Tierney" show.

"I would go upstairs and say, 'Get him up out of here.' We can win with a two-punch and a great shooter and some rebounders like we got. Get his a** up out of here."

Shaq spoke more about the subject on his "The Big Podcast with Shaq."

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Shaq told Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner that he acknowledged Kyrie's right to have his own opinions but he said the NBA superstar should think about his teammates and the community at large.

Shaquille also said the Nets' point guard has an obligation to play all games since he's getting paid $200 million.

"I try not to belittle another man's opinion," Shaq said.

"In this game of ours, sometimes you have to think about others instead of yourself. Now, Kyrie has his views, he has his opinions. I'm not going to knock that. But, he does have an obligation because he took that $200 million."

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Kyrie, 29, has agreed to sit out all home games in New York City, which has strict vaccine mandates.

Shaq, 49, also criticized Kyrie Irving for requesting that the media respect his privacy.

"Only thing I don't like is, 'Oh, I like, can you, you know, you know, respect my privacy?' Once you sign up for this life, there is no privacy. And you have to accept it."