Kyrie Irving’s situation has improved slightly. As reported by Tim Bontemps, a journalist from ESPN, from the New York government they have authorized the player to train with his teammates in the city despite not being vaccinated, something that he had not been able to do until now. As has been repeated a lot these days, unvaccinated people could not access public sports venues, but it has finally been determined that the HSS Training Center, the place where the Nets train, is a private center and should not be applied the same restrictions as gyms.
In this way, the point guard will not be so on the sidelines of the team even if he continues to maintain his decision. Irving had not been able to be with the rest of the squad since the New Yorkers returned from San Diego, where they began the training camp, But now you can become part of your daily routine and try to normalize the situation. However, nothing has changed with respect to the ban on playing games at the Barclays Center and it does not seem that it will do so unless Kyrie ends up opting for the vaccine.
“Now we can have him with us for a longer period of the season, which at first glance seems positive,” said Nash. We’ll see what else happens. This new standard has just come out and we don’t know if another is on the way. Will you be able to play at some point? Will you ever be banned from training at our facilities again? Right now we are following what we are being told, and obviously the pandemic is something new for everyone and creates new scenarios. I don’t know what to say besides that it is positive that he can join us again and train.
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