Kyrie Irving doesn’t feel obligated to change his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine, despite the Brooklyn Nets potentially being without Kevin Durant for six weeks.

The seven-time NBA All-Star refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and is therefore banned from playing home games due to New York’s vaccination mandate.

Irving was cut from the Nets’ initial roster for the 2021-22 season, but that decision was overturned last month when the 29-year-old was included as a part-time player.

He’s been limited to four games on the road so far and has averaged 20 points, which is down from his career average of 22.8.

The Nets could do with Irving more than ever after losing Durant to a knee injury that will keep him around for at least a month, but the point guard remains grounded in his decision.

“That’s what I think comes in a lot of this culture and basketball and sports and entertainment,” he said. “You bring teams and you bring situations.

“Kev will heal, Kev will be fine, and we’re going to have to deal with this as teammates.

“But as far as where I am with my life outside of this, I remain rooted in my decision. And that’s exactly what it is.

“It’s not going to be swayed just because of one thing in this NBA life. It’s kind of brought to my attention as more important than what’s going on in the real world.

“It’s just not happening for me. I respect everyone’s decision. I’m not going to try to convince anyone of anything or all of this, I just stay rooted in what I believe.

“Although we are dealing with this at the moment with Kev, I know I am protected by the organization, by my teammates, by all the doctors I have spoken to. And I remain rooted.”

Irving was speaking after leading Brooklyn with 27 points in their 114-107 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday — his best tally since returning to action this month.

The Nets are once again denied the chance to partner star trio James Harden, Durant and Irving, but head coach Steve Nash hopes others can step in.

“It’s a great opportunity for the guys and our team to grow,” he said. “We cannot rely on Kevin as we could, and we have to find ways and solutions to be competitive without him.”

The Nets’ “Big Three” have played just 16 games together, going 13-3 in that span.

“It’s a big challenge for us,” Nash added. “I don’t spend time dwelling on it. It wouldn’t do us any good. It wouldn’t do me any good.

“It wouldn’t do the team any good if the leader of the team sat at home contemplating how many games he hadn’t played.

“It would keep me from being excited and positive about coming in every day and trying to positively affect the group to make these guys feel empowered and grow.”