UNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have announced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can 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. Asked if Irving was vaccinated, Marks said: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that’s probably pretty clear.”
Irving had rarely been with the team in New York. He wasn’t even eligible to practice with the Nets in New York until Friday, when the city told the team that its training facility was considered a private venue.
Photo: Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in New York. The Nets won 115-107. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)