New York (SID) – The Brooklyn Nets from the North American professional basketball league NBA are using vaccination skeptic Kyrie Irving again. “After talking to our players, our coaches and our staff, we decided to bring Kyrie back for games and training sessions where he could be used,” said Sean Marks, general manager of the Nets.
As a professional who has not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the star player will no longer participate in home games or games at city rivals New York Knicks due to regulations in New York, and the guard cannot be used in Toronto, Canada. In October, the Nets had announced that Irving would not be back in the squad until he was fully operational.
“We believe that Kyrie will not only make us better as a team, but will also allow us to optimally balance the stresses of our players,” the statement said. The decision was made “in view of the current circumstances” and with the full support of teammates.
Brooklyn is the front runner in the Eastern Conference (21: 8 wins), but currently has to do without numerous players due to Corona problems. Now top scorer Kevin Durant will also be out of the game against Orlando Magic on Saturday due to an ankle injury.