(by Alejandro Avila | Outkick) – Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is currently a part-time player in the NBA as a result of New York City’s COVID guidelines that prohibit entry into Barclays Center for the unvaccinated Irving.
As it stands, New York state officials continue to hold Irving hostage for being unvaccinated. However, his imminent return to full-time work appears to be in talks between the Nets and officials.
According to reports on Wednesday, New York City’s mandatory proof of vaccination rule for patrons of indoor establishments may be bending if Irving and the Nets pay up a fine for every home game appearance.
New York City’s proposed fine structure for Irving’s services goes as follows:
First offense: Warning
Second offense: $1,000 fine
Third offense: $2,000 fine
Fourth offense and onward: $5,000 fine
Twenty-one remaining Brooklyn home games net the total fine for Kyrie’s services at $100,000.
If Nets really want to, they can let unvaccinated Kyrie Irving play in Brooklyn – for a small fine https://t.co/PvmW10Gg49
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) January 12, 2022
This season, the 29-year-old vet has missed 19 home games (29 total) over being unvaccinated. Read Full Article >