The Brooklyn Nets have decided not to let Kyrie Irving play until he gets vaccinated, or until his situation is resolved some other way…like with an exemption.
Under current COVID restrictions in New York City, Kyrie isn’t allowed in the Barclays Center, where the Nets play…or in Madison Square Garden, which is the home of the New York Knicks.
That means he’d miss 43 games in the coming season, 41 at home and two at MSG. He’d also be unable to practice within city limits.
The team says, “Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”
Sources close to Kyrie claim he’s not anti-vax, but he’s against vaccine mandates, and he wants to be, “a voice for the voiceless.”