Kyrie Irving is NOT VAXXED; He Won’t Be Playing for the Nets!
There is a new thing everyone should get hip to, it’s called getting VACCINATED for COVID-19. Why? Because the vaccine really does help fight the virus so it won’t kill you. Why is Kyrie Irving NOT VAXXED and won’t be playing for Nets…
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 23, 2021
CelebnSports247.com reports the superstar guard has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Fox Sports, and therefore would not be eligible to practice or play games in Brooklyn under New York City’s vaccine mandate.
Yes, just like California, New York City’s has a vaccine mandate too.
Earlier this month, the NBA told teams it would have to abide by COVID-19 vaccine mandates in their home cities. In New York, nobody over the age of 12 is allowed to enter “certain covered premises” without proof of at least one dose of a vaccination unless given an approved medical or religious exemption.
Irving was photographed on Sept. 12 at a WNBA game in Los Angeles between the Sparks and Seattle Storm. California requires attendees at indoor “mega-events” of over 1,000 people either to be fully vaccinated or to have received a negative COVID-19 test result.
Nets general manager Sean Marks was asked by reporters Tuesday whether some players would be unable to participate due to the vaccine mandate, he suggested a few would not be able to do so if the season were set to start that day.
That means Kyrie Irving has a huge decision to make or he would be sidelined.
The Brooklyn Nets have a roster full of shot-makers: Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, but at least one of them won’t take two of them to help out his team for the upcoming season.
Nets general manager Sean Marks had this to say about the COVID mandate and his players:
Regarding if they could play today, I can’t comment on who could play and so forth. There would obviously be a couple people missing from that picture. I won’t get into who it is, but we feel confident in the following several days before camp everybody would be allowed to participate and so forth. – New York Post
“One player who could be affected is Nets guard Kyrie Irving. According to multiple league sources, Irving has yet to receive a vaccine shot.” https://t.co/9sylWifPBj
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) September 23, 2021
Nets training camp is scheduled to open next week.