“Any player who chooses not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for the games he misses,” said Mike Bass, executive vice president of communications for the NBA Wednesday morning.
Both cities have passed executive orders in recent weeks that could affect the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors. The New York order, which applies to Barclays Center, requires an injection of COVID-19. To enter the Chase Center in San Francisco, a person must be fully immunized.
Nets star Kyrie Irving was not on team media day at Barclays Center on Monday due to the New York order, which went into effect earlier this month. During the Warriors’ media day, Andrew Wiggins said his vaccination status was “private” before the order went into effect next month before the start of the regular season.
The decrees governing the vaccine only apply to players who operate in these markets; non-market players are exempt.
The New York Knicks have previously said their entire organization, including all players, is fully vaccinated and New York City compliant.
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are finalizing an agreement on health and safety protocols for this season, as ESPN reported on Tuesday night when the league sent the protocols to the teams.