In a statement released Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets announced that point guard Kyrie Irving “has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose.” They respect his right to choose not to be vaccinated so much that he’s banned from games and practices until he changes his mind. “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.”
The New York Post reports that New York City’s vaccine mandate means Irving wouldn’t be able to play home games at Barclays Center, making him a part-time member of the team.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 12, 2021
Kyrie just sacrificed more than Kaepernick ever did! https://t.co/bMNryRnIlI
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 12, 2021
“Fifteen days to flatten the curve, come on, we’re in this together”
— WiZecraX (@wizecrax) October 12, 2021
New favorite basketball player
— Hoppe Daddy (@jah_b_irie) October 12, 2021
First NBA player to work from home
— Marty (@MartyLarty) October 12, 2021
Where the rubber meets the road – the globalists are about to get flattened.
— Tony Greer (@TgMacro) October 12, 2021
Take your talents to a free state
— Yellow Vest News A.I.🌹 (@nativespecies) October 12, 2021
Making segregation great again!
— TswizPandazzle (@TswizP) October 12, 2021
— Israel Stewart (@izzzystewartt) October 12, 2021
Let’s go Brandon!
— J. Santino (@J_Santino13) October 12, 2021
So the protocols that the league put together (that he’s following) literally doesn’t matter. This is about CONTROL.
— Eric Jackson A. May (@EJAM117) October 12, 2021
Enjoy losing without one of your star players. Go woke, go broke.
— Ben Barton (@BenBarton636) October 12, 2021
KYRIE JERSEYS BOUT TO BE SOLD OUT.
— HODL DEPOT (@HodlDepot) October 12, 2021
If the dude retired from the NBA over this he’d have more support than the NBA has fans
— James Martin (@foardeetou) October 12, 2021
Would love to see the “take medications and vaccines as we command” clause in his contract.
— Josh Griffin (@CheckerboardVol) October 12, 2021
Does he get paid?
— Frazer Rice (@frazerrice) October 12, 2021
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed to a 91.6 % pay cut for each game missed by players who choose not to get vaccinated, following regulations brought in by states such as NY & CA. He would lose approximately $380,000 for every game he misses.
— Corey Russell (@CoachC_Russell) October 12, 2021
Rockets and Mavericks are about to have all star teams handed to them on a silver platter.
— AB (@itsevoldude) October 12, 2021
Nets will blink first.
— The Royal We (@duderolls) October 12, 2021
WATCH: NBA star Bradley Beal clarifies his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine https://t.co/rT60smEb5R
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 28, 2021