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Brooklyn to Kyrie Irving: Walang bakuna, walang laro


Brooklyn Nets has insisted that Kyrie Irving will not be practicing and playing with the team unless he get a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.

In a statement, Nets General Manager Sean Marks said the team has decided that Irving “may not practice or play with the group until he can be a full participant.”

Irving must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before he can be a full participant with the team. New York requires players to have at least one dose of the vaccine.

“The team is not looking for partners who will be part-time,” Marks said. “Also it won’t be fair to the group or to Kyrie Irving.”

Marks reiterated that Irving will lose salary for home games he missed while ineligible to play.

“The hope is we will welcome Kyrie Irving back with open arms under different circumstances,” Marks said.