Kyrie Irving remains firm in his pulse against the NBA for not getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. The base of the Brooklyn Nets He is anti-vaccine and his decision keeps the NBA in suspense and, especially, his team since they will not be able to count on him for more than half the games of the season. The Nets assume their star won’t be available if they don’t change their mind.
In addition to the matches in New York, including the two derbies at Madison Square Garde, Irving Nor could he play in San Francisco against the Warriors or in Los Angeles against the Lakers and Clippers. At the moment they are the only three cities that have prohibited the entry of the unvaccinated into closed public spaces or gyms. While in Canada he could only carry out the official activities of the team, that is, play the game and train. If someone does not comply, they would be exposed to a penalty of $ 750,000 and prison terms.
On Brooklyn They already know that they will not be able to count on their star for home games: «I think we are beginning to understand that he is not going to play home games. We will be sure to play without him this year and his return depends on when, where and how much. We have to remain flexible and have an open mind to try to resolve the situation as it happens, “he said. Steve Nash, technician of the Nets, after training and in which Irving participated with a mask.
Despite the drawbacks, the player remains in his thirteen and still does not want to be vaccinated. In fact, a few days ago he published a message in which he made his position very clear: “I am protected by God and so are my people. We are together in this”. This situation has triggered transfer rumors. Irving does not accept his role as a part-time player because he does not want to get vaccinated and, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, Nets They consider selling to the base.
Another of the recognized voices in the NBA world, journalist Marc Stein, speaks of retirement. Ensures that from the environment Irving are convinced that if the franchise of Brooklyn it passes to him, he will withdraw. He is just 29 years old and is called to do great things with the Big Three that he forms with Durant and Harden, but he is able to leave everything and hang up his boots as long as he does not get vaccinated.