Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant, the team announced Tuesday morning.
The announcement means Irving will not be on the court with the Nets until he gets vaccinated against Covid-19, or New York City grants him an exemption.
While more than 95 percent of NBA players are vaccinated, Irving remains one of the few holdouts who are refusing the jab. The league has not mandated the jab for its players, but that doesn’t excuse them from local vaccination requirements.
Irving must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before he can be a full participant with the team. NY requires