Kyrie Irving is a great basketball player, but he won’t be in the Brooklyn Nets lineup this season. The reason isn’t some nagging injury or family emergency. Irving has steadfastly refused to comply with New York City’s mandate requiring anyone entering an indoor venue, including basketball arenas, to have received at least one COVID-19 shot.
Rather than have him be a half-time player who misses the 43 regular-season games the Nets will play in the city this season, the team decided to exclude him from practices and games altogether. This will cost Irving more than $16 million for the missed games in Gotham. (The Nets will have to pay Irving for the 40 away games, since it was their decision to keep him off the court in cities that don’t require vaccination.)
Why is Irving doing this?
To find out why, and read more, visit the original article at the New York Post.