LThe Nets have declared Kyrie Irving “ineligible” to play a preseason game in Brooklyn this Friday against the Bucks. The base cannot participate as they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, since in New York at least the first dose is required to be able to go to closed areas with a large influx of public.
Irving has not been with the Nets in any of his training sessions in New York and he also did not attend the ‘media day’, in which he participated telematically. I know he was with the team in San Diego, where they worked out, but since they got home he hasn’t been with the team again. Now, unless you change your stance against vaccines, start missing the games played in the city and that means losing money.
The NBA has said that they will not be paid for any of the games that they miss at home or the two at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. Irving, who is expected to earn $ 35 million in the season that is about to begin, will be left without just over $ 381,000 for each game he is missing. If you don’t play any of your home dates, you will lose $ 15.6 million.