The NBA has imposed a fine of $ 50,000 against the Brooklyn Nets. That was announced by the league on Monday. Reason is a violation of Kyrie Irving and the team against local Corona regulations in New York City as well as against the Health and Safety Protocols of the NBA.
Irving, who is not vaccinated against the coronavirus, may, among the current Corona rules of the city of New York City, as a viewer in the Barclays Center visit the home games of Nets, but not for his employer. In the game against the Knicks in the night on Monday Irving was presented for the first time this season at a home game and accompanied his team in the half-time break also in the cabin.
He and the Nets, but against New Yorks Corona rules as well as against the health protocols of the league, as the NBA announced. Irving may not be at his workplace under the currently applicable rules as unvaccinated person in New York City, but the cab is considered part of the workplace. The Nets, not Irving, must pay the fine because they have granted access to the cabin to their Point Guard.
Following the 110: 107 success against the city rivals, the Irving of his Courtside seats from pursued, TeamKollege Kevin Durant weathered against the “ridiculous” Corona rules from his point of view, the Irving prohibit playing in home games. New York’s mayor Eric Adams replied, Irving could simply be vaccinated and playing again.
Now Durant ruddled in his criticism of mayor Adams. “The past two years were a difficult and painful time for all New Yorkers and at the same time a very confusing time due to changing rules and regulations,” said KD in an official statement.
“I know the work of the mayor appreciates in view of all this, what the city has done,” continues the Nets star. “My frustration about the situation does not change the fact that I always want to help the community and the city, I live and games.”
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Irving may be vaccinated due to its refusal in the current season only compete in away games. As “part-time player” of the Nets, he stood in 18 games on the Court in which he raised 25.9 points and 5.4 assists on average. Brooklyn threatens with a balance sheet of 35-33 and currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference a participation in the play-in tournament.