Nets release statement saying Kyrie can’t play or practice until he’s vaccinated

Kyrie Irving. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Kyrie Irving. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /

Kyrie Irving will not be allowed to play or practice with the Brooklyn Nets until he is vaccinated.

The Brooklyn Nets have made it abundantly clear they have no interest in Kyrie Irving being a part-time player for them this season.

Irving’s refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine is not without consequences. While he can do whatever he wants, he must accept that he can longer play for the Nets without getting the shot. Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks released a statement on Tuesday morning saying the Nets will not let Irving “play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.”

A vaccine mandate in Brooklyn would have prevented Irving from playing any home games at Barclays Center anyway. What a disaster.

Kyrie Irving vaccination status: Brooklyn Nets will not let him play or practice

The shame in it all is the Nets have the talent to win their first NBA Finals in franchise history. With the likes of Kevin Durant and James Harden still very much in their prime, they are a serious contender to come out of the East. But once again, Irving has proven himself to be aloof and a complete flake when his team needed him most. This is a massive distraction and a total nuisance.

It would not be shocking if Irving does not play a game for the Nets this season because he is him.

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