Brooklyn Nets Say Kyrie Irving Won’t Play Until He Can Do It Full Time

The NBA superstar previously considered only playing in road games, possibly to avoid a New York mandate requiring professional athletes to be vaccinated.

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he can play in all their games.

The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games.

Under a New York mandate, professional athletes playing for a team in the city have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues.

Without mentioning his vaccination status, general manager Sean Marks said Irving has made a decision that keeps him from being able to perform with the team.

“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,” Marks said in a statement.


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