Tuesday morning, the Brooklyn Nets announced their decision to bar Kyrie Irving from participating in any team activities until he’s compliant with New York City’s indoor Covid vaccine mandate.
Despite Irving’s eligibility to practice with the team and play in most road games, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith has zero sympathy for the NBA superstar getting benched.
“The mandate is in New York, it’s in L.A. now, it’s in San Francisco,” Smith told CNN’s Don Lemon. “If this man does not get vaccinated he would be violating the mandate and as a result he would miss 41 games for the Brooklyn Nets.”
Local vaccine mandates would also force Irving to miss road games against the Knicks, Warriors, Lakers