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NBA: Vaccine guard Kyrie Irving could play games in Brooklyn if Nets pay derisory fines

Kyrie Irving will be able to play home games with the Nets as long as the franchise took over the fines that the presence of the base in the pavili


Kyrie Irving will be able to play home games with the Nets as long as the franchise took over the fines that the presence of the base in the pavilion will entail. In a few days I could go from not playing to playing just outside the home and now in the Barclays CenterAlthough, if that circumstance arose, many classes and a large part of the population would turn against the team.

Not being vaccinated against the coronavirus, Under a New York law, Irving cannot enter gated areas with large crowds. That he did so would suppose a progressive sanction for the company, in this case the Nets, no way from the warning of the first infraction to $ 5,000 from the fifth on. A ridiculous amount for the figures that are handled in the NBA.

It seems unlikely the Nets will decide to waive the mandate. from New York and make Irving play but the franchise also said it would not have the part-time, only in away games, and when they were short of troops due to a coronavirus outbreak they joined the team and there he is, playing only at home.

Strong social, NBA and New York pressure

This time, however, they would have to deal with strong social pressure and probably with the disapproval by the NBA, in which the percentage of players vaccinated against the coronavirus is 97%. From the League it has already been said on several occasions that if a player was not vaccinated in accordance with local mandates, he will not be allowed to play in those jurisdictions.

It would also oppose New York City. The new mayor, Eric Adams, took office on January 1 and kept the vaccination mandates of its predecessor. Everything indicates that if the Nets skip the rule with Irving, the law will be changed to establish more severe fines or even an update to current standards.

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