Social Media Chimes In After Nets Ban Kyrie Irving Until He Gets The Vaccine

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on June 07
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The Brooklyn Nets decided not to let Kyrie Irving play this season.

Kyrie didn’t take the COVID vaccine and won’t be allowed to play until he does. The announcement was made today, October 12. As reported on Fox, Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement about the matter. Sean said,

“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.” Sean continued, 

“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.”

The publication also reports initially; the Nets were preparing to start the season without Kyrie playing home games due to the New York City health mandates. He would have missed 41 games and was granted permission to practice with the team at the NY facility. However, today’s decision makes Kyrie ineligible for any team activity until he complies. 

The article also reports Kyrie hasn’t confirmed his vaccine status. He asked the media for privacy regarding the situation during the Nets media week. 

Kyrie didn’t publicly speak on it as of yet, but he tweeted this earlier in the week:

Take a look at some social media reactions: