Kyrie Irving, the Nets star defender, will still be ineligible to play in home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn if New York City lifts Vaccine mandate for restaurants, gyms and most indoor spaces, as Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday that he plans to do by March 7 if Covid-19 cases remain at short.
Irving, who has not been immunized against the coronavirus, will still suffer a vaccine mandate of the private sector.
Fabien Levy, a press secretary for Adamsconfirmed as much on Sunday, writing on Twitter, “The fastest way for all New Yorkers to get back to normal life is for us ALL to get vaccinated.”
It is unclear whether private-sector regulation will be lifted, although Adams has suggested in recent weeks that many vaccine requirements will be scrapped. The city’s press office did not respond to a request for comment, and neither did the Nets.
“Over the next few weeks, you will see many of these tasks dissipate,” Adams said last week. Earlier this month, Adams called the rule banning Irving from playing at home games “unfair,” as unvaccinated athletes from opposing teams can play at both Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden, the field. the Knicks’ house.
Irving played just 15 of the Nets’ 61 games, in part because he refused to be vaccinated, and will not be able to play Monday night’s home game against Toronto. Irving’s unstable availability and injuries to other players are among the contributing factors that have turned the Nets from one of the best teams in the NBA to one of the teams currently fighting just to win. tickets to the knockout round. The Nets (32-29) are the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed with about a quarter of the season remaining. To avoid the league play-in for the post-season, the Nets need to finish as sixth seed or higher.
“I watch it as much as you guys do,” Irving told reporters after the Nets’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. “So just be patient and just see how things end in the next week or so or the next two weeks, I’m not too sure.”
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