The fillets of Brooklyn will not allow Kyrie Irving participate in all team activities until they receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement confirming Irving’s status with the team amid controversy that the Nets star player is unwilling to get the shot.
IRVING COULD JOIN NETS IN PRACTICE AFTER THE CITY’S DECISION
“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after much deliberation, we have decided that Kyrie Irving will not play or train with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” he added. declaration read.
“Kyrie made a personal choice, and we respect her individual right to choose. Currently, the choice limits his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not allow any member of our team to participate with part-time availability. “
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The Nets were initially preparing to start the season without Irving playing at home due to New York City health mandates. He was in danger of missing 41 games and was granted permission to train with the team at their facilities in New York, but Tuesday’s announcement made him ineligible for any team activity until he was conforms to it.
“It is imperative that we continue to build chemistry as a team and stay true to our long-established values of unity and sacrifice,” Marks continued. “Our championship goals for the season haven’t changed, and to achieve those goals every member of our organization needs to shoot in the same direction. We are excited about the start of the season and look forward to a successful campaign that will make the Borough of Brooklyn proud. “
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Irving has not confirmed his vaccine status, but asked media for confidentiality about it during Nets Media Week.
The NBA has announced that players who miss games due to local health warrants will not be paid.