Kyrie Irving continues to keep the entire NBA in suspense over its decision not to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The point guard did not participate in the last training of the Netsheld in Brooklyn, fueling rumors about its situation in a franchise that, little by little, is getting tired of one of its stars.
I am not worried about anything. We are just trying to work every day. We are not going to change houses “
After practicing with the team last week at training ground in San Diego, Irving missed the team’s first practice in New York. A city that requires at least to have received a dose to access closed venues to train or play matches.
“At the moment there is no more news about it,” said team coach Steve Nash after appearing before the media after training. “Really I am not worried about anything. We are just trying to work every day. Today we had a great training session and tomorrow we will do the same. ”
The Canadian coach also ruled out the possibility of changing the Nets training venue outside of New York so that the point guard can work with the rest of the squad: “No, this is our house, this is where we go to work.”
The Nets, on the tightrope
Irving’s attitude can trigger a premature goodbye to the Brooklyn franchise and the fracture of a ‘Big Three’ that starts betting as the big favorite to the NBA ring this season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski the franchise could dispense with the point guard this same course and not accept his position as a part-time player for refusing to receive the vaccine.
The Nets’ optimism about getting Kyrie back is fading little by little. At the beginning of the week it was reported that Kyrie would have chosen to be vaccinated, but all that fell apart after he was kept off the dose, as well as not being concerned about the situation. In recent days, Irving has not been in training or half a day due to his situation.
The Nets point guard charges 35 million dollars this season and he could lose nearly half of his earnings ($ 16 million) if he doesn’t finally get vaccinated and misses every regular season home game. Irving charges $ 426,000 for each game, so he would lose approximately $ 380,000 for each match he does not play.