By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
His own team, the Brooklyn Nets, has forced Irving into a corner. The NBA previously forced Golden State Warriors player Andrew Wiggins into a similar corner.
Wiggins was forced to getting vaccinated against his will, as he said he hopes that there are no long-term effects of the vaccine that is killing people at an alarming rate around the country.
Irving is not allowed to practice with his teammates or play in any games. In fact, Nets GM Sean Marks said that this will be in place until he’s vaccinated or gets an exemption from the league.
“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,” Marks said, according to the New York Post. “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 without part-time availability.”
This is coercion at its finest by the team. The Nets claim they accept his choice; however, they are forcing him to get it or he cannot be paid.
New York City has a mandate — not a law — in place that in order to play in a game or practice, you must be vaccinated. Irving has called it a “private matter” but he’s made it clear that he’s not vaccinated.
“It is imperative that we continue to build chemistry as a team and remain true to our long-established values of togetherness and sacrifice,” Marks added. “Our championship goals for the season have not changed, and to achieve these goals, each member of our organization must pull in the same direction.”© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.