Although we are still in a pandemic, COVID-19 cases are decreasing little by little thanks to vaccines. However, the issue continues to speak to different people, who until now refuse to be immunized. A known case is that of Kyrie irving, star of the NBA.
The Brooklyn Nets point guard has decided not to get vaccinated, which represents not only a risk for the team, but for the entire NBA, which is about to start its new season. Although Irving could train with his teammates and even play in states where immunization is not mandatory, he could not do it at home, due to the provisions in New York.
Therefore, Sean Marks, general manager of the Nets, decided to separate the player from the squad until he is vaccinated. Through a statement, revealed by journalist Malika Andrews, the boss said that Irving will not be able to do all of the team’s activities.
The Nets say they respect the player’s decision not to get vaccinated, but that they will not allow any of their members to have part-time with the team, but require full dedication. The team stresses that everyone should row in the same direction.
“Given the natural evolution of the situation and after deliberation, we have decided that Kyrie Irving will not play or train with the team until he is a full participant. Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect her individual right to choose. Currently the election restricts their condition of being a full-time team member, and we will not allow any member of our team to participate with partial availability ”, Marks pointed out.
“We must continue to promote chemistry as a team and remain true to our long-established values of unity and sacrifice. Our goals for the championship have not changed, and to achieve these goals each member of our team must row in the same direction. We are excited about the start of the season and look forward to a successful campaign that will be the pride of the Brooklyn borough. ” the statement concluded.
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