The Brooklyn Nets staff has decided.
Given the evolution of the situation and after a long deliberation, we have decided that Kyrie Irving will not be able to train or play with the team until he is eligible to participate in the entire season,
" announces the New York franchise in a statement relayed by Shams Charania, the insider of
To be able to claim access to the rooms of the Big Apple and therefore to play, the leader of the Nets (29), the only unvaccinated player in the franchise, had to be able to justify at least one dose of vaccine.
Kyrie made a personal choice, and we respect her freedom of opinion,”
writes Franchise General Manager Sean Marks.
For now, his choice prevents him from being a permanent member of our team, and we will not allow any player to play under our colors part-time
$ 380,000 lost per game missed
The former Cleveland player could have claimed to play matches outside New York, while health measures are different from state to state.
The Melbourne native, who is among the 5% unvaccinated player, will lose $ 380,000 per game missed, as he is tied with a contract worth some $ 35 million for the 2021-2022 season.
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