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Vaccination woes! Kyrie Irving to miss 2021-2022 NBA season

Oct 15, 2021, 4:54 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido


Brooklyn Nets officially announced that Kyrie Irving will not play for the 2021-2022 season of the NBA not because of injury but for his refusal to have himself vaccinated.

INSTEAD of having to just miss and sit out on home games, latest reports indicated that Kyrie Irving will have to officially skip the entire NBA 2021-2022 season due to his anti-vaccination stand.

Irving has always been vocal about his personal beliefs in the world.

Whether it is about the earth being flat and secret societies, vaccination is his latest agenda when it comes to taking a stand.

While his stance is not always for the greater good, the Nets guard have a lot up his sleeve.

Unfortunately, choosing to opt out of vaccination will cause him his 2021-2022 season with the Brooklyn Nets.

This will be subject to different opinions as one of the most anticipated seasons in Nets franchise history is about to begin.

Parading a lineup with healthy Kevin Durant, James Harden, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldrige, where Irving was supposed to be the one running the show as starting point guard, alas it would not happen.

At least for the time being, and until he resolves his personal issues.

“Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently, the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability,” Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks explained.

“It is imperative that we continue to build chemistry as a team and remain true to our long-established values of togetherness and sacrifice.” he added.

Just last August 17, New York City required people 12 and older to prevent proof of vaccination for indoor dining and to participate in indoor fitness and entertainment activities.

This includes the Barclays Center, which serves as the Nets’ home court.

The NBA also sent out a memo saying players on teams based in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which all have indoor vaccine mandates, would have to be vaccinated to play in home games, but visiting players are exempt.

The Nets are scheduled to open the home campaign on October 24, 2021.

Tags: Kyrie Irving, NBA, basketball, Covid-19vaccine#NBA2021-2022season

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