Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-10-12 11:28:28 –
Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday that point guard Kyrie Irving would not allow play or practice until she chose to be vaccinated.
“Given the evolving nature of the situation, after thorough deliberation, Kyrie Irving decided not to play or practice in the team until she was qualified to be a full participant,” Nets said. The statement states.
Seven-time All-Star and a must-have for the upcoming season of the Nets Championship, Irving has expressed some hesitation in getting COVID-19 vaccinated on social media. When asked if he was vaccinated by a media member earlier this month, he chose not to answer because of privacy concerns.
New York City requires vaccination certification to access indoor gyms within the city limits. If Irving is not vaccinated, he is not allowed to play home games or practice at the Netz facility. Irving is eligible to play road games that do not occur in areas that require vaccination certification to attend an indoor gym.
Irving is eligible to become a full participant in the team as soon as he receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.