Nets Suspend Kyrie Irving From Team Over Vaccine Refusal

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The Brooklyn Nets has suspended star player Kyrie Irving from the team after he refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Nets informed the All-Star point guard that until he gets the jab he isn’t welcome at Barclays Center.

The New York Post reports:

“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Tuesday morning.

“Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.”

Irving’s refusal to adhere to recent New York City vaccine mandates meant he wouldn’t be able to play home games at Barclays Center, or even at the cross-river rival Knicks. A recent development had allowed him to at least practice at home when the city ruled HSS Training Center a private office instead of a gym, but simply playing road games wasn’t enough.

The stance from Marks and the Nets isn’t surprising. It was likely also collaborative and included input from the Nets’ other stars. When coach Steve Nash was asked Monday by the Post whether reducing Irving’s role if he resists the vaccine and willingly becomes a part-time player would include input from Kevin Durant, James Harden, Marks and owner Joe Tsai, Nash said it would.

Irving is one of few professional athletes that have refused to get the jab despite knowing it puts their livelihoods directly on the line. Most players that have refused the vaccine have cited their hesitancy surrounding the authoritarian nature of vaccine mandates as reasons to hold off on the vaccine.



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TNGram51
TNGram51
1 month ago

The o nes who are vaccinated are the o es spreading Covid. What a stupid thing to do.

Dee S
1 month ago
Reply to  TNGram51

Thankyou, Glad some of the people are figuring this out.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  TNGram51

The protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected .

safari1024
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

Well said!

D A MacKAY
D A MacKAY
1 month ago

The NBA is “Owned” by COVID Bio Warfare Weapon maker China – COVID was created via Gain Of function research aka Bio-weapon research. There is no way the NBA can tolerate free thinking amongst team members.
Acceptance of the Plandemic was the wests only altertnative to China nuking the world via nuclear war

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago
Reply to  D A MacKAY

Is there anything China doesn’t own? They also own Let’s Go Biden!

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
1 month ago
Reply to  D A MacKAY

what a bunch of evil doers! Their end is coming up!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  D A MacKAY

globalists own all forms of entertainment and most forms of entertainment preach globalist agendas .

Randy
Randy
1 month ago

I hope people do not go to the Nets games in protest. What about natural immunity once you have had the virus. This virus is 99.7 % recoverable, same as the flu.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Randy

Heck, the NBA can fold as far as most of us are concerned, send that woketard league to China where it belongs

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

globalists allow their libby snow flake sheep to purchase nba tickets and merchandise and food and alcohol with their welfare card . . . . .

Larry J. Johnson
1 month ago

I Support Mr. Irving Stance He has the Right NOT to be INJECTED with AI NANITE POISON. NBA is CONTROLLED by COMMUNIST CHINA they and many CORPORATE ENTERPRISES ARE PUSHING THIS VACCINE POISON. NO ONE SHOULD be FORCE to Be VACCINATED Mr. Irving made the CORRECT CHOICE of REFUSAL the NBA is LOSING LARGE AMOUNTS FINANCIALLY FOR there STANCES and AGENDA. COMPANIES WHO FORCE WORKERS to get VACCINATED are FASCIST NBA must be BOYCOTTED for there FASCIST AGENDA,

Dee S
1 month ago

Its not even about Covid, its about injecting people with something that changes their immune system and forcing their will on all of us. Covid has been used by the Left to destroy our country, our freedoms, and lives.

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago

All he needs to do is tell them he’s going to sue them for trying to impose a mandate for a vaccine that was never approved by the FDA. According to Senator Ron Johnson the Comirnaty version of the Pfizer vaccine was FDA approved and not the jab everyone is issuing to everyone here in the USA. I guess the Comirnaty is for the Elite and that one actually works. But, hey, who’s paying any attention, we’re all just a bunch of dumb sheeple right? WRONG!!! Also, Biden never signed an Executive Order for this so called Mandate. Take this whole mess and say Let’s Go Brandon!

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Susanna

you are 100% correct, and he should sue them till there anus bleeds and that goes for anyone else in this country who is or has been fired for not being a lab rat.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Susanna

The case will be heard by a globalist puppet CRIMINAL judge . . . . .

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  vladimir

that’s why we have a 2nd amendment and you never give up your right to defend against a tyrannical government

Mike W
Mike W
1 month ago

One washed up quarterback kjneel duriong the National Anthem and is called a social justice warrior. A star makes a stand against an ineffective vaccine that has terrible side effects including over 8,100 deaths and is villified. The Democrats claim it us a woman’s “Right” to decide what happens to her body when pushing abortions – yet that same woman loses that “Right” when they talk about Forced vaccines? It should be getting clear to you by now that these vaccines are agenda driven- they don’t actually give a damn about you. ALL the worker’s being fired for not complying are creating massuve shortages in everything. Wait until the shelves at the store are bare. Remember the days of no toilet paper? Wait untiol uts bread and milk you can’t get. I just spoke with a nurse I know – she told me people needing a pacemaker now have a 6 month wait. Can people with bad hearts really wait that long? It’s time for the entire country to start chanting “#F**kJoeBiden” before it is too late.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike W

globalists and their demonrats keep their libby snow flake sheep sleeping .

Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
1 month ago

He’s ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! These SOBs want to take our freedom away! THEY CAN SHOVE THEIR VAX DOWN THEIR OWN THROATS! If they’re soooo good, WHY IS PART OF OUR gov. IS EXEMPT? Do they think we’re stupid? More people die after the shots, than with covid! ONLY 20% of nurses DO take the shot! The rest REFUSE, and yes, slowly and surely, they lose their job. But better lose your job than your life! FYI, Pfizer’s whistleblower stepped forward with e mails describing use of aborted fetal cells for vax! I AM SIC K OF EVIL, and THEY WILL, WITHOUT A DOUBT, GO TO HELL!

Vickie Riggins
Vickie Riggins
1 month ago

Great! Thank you Kyrie for taking the side of freedom!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Vickie Riggins

globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep won’t be using their welfare card to purchase his jersey . . . . .

trojan
1 month ago

A lot of us may have been born at night, just not last night. We also can read the science and this vax has a lot of “anti-science” about it. As they say, follow the science and I submit all these arm twisters are on the wrong side. Listen to Joe’s own CDC director. She says just because you’re jabbed doesn’t mean you can’t transmit this virus which puts Joe on the wrong side in his argument, but then again, what’s new.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  trojan

globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep were born last night .

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 month ago

You know DICTATOR bid en NEVER followed the science and now his mandates are KILLING PEOPLE!!! Another great job mr. DICTATOR!!! You are the very WORST president in American history!!! How many more lies are you going to tell?? When will you side with AMERICAN PATRIOTS??? ANSWERS, you will ALWAYS LIE, & you will support china before us AMERICANS!!! Resign you douche bag!!! And then start answering for your crimes, not only you, but your CRACK HEAD SON!!! YOU ARE POISON, YOUR A TREASONOUS LIAR AND A COWARD!!!
And as each day goes by you lose more support!!! Congratulations to the worst numbers ever for a sitting DICTATOR!!!
GREAT, GREAT JOB BRAINLESS bi den!!!

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

Good for him, stay the coarse!

Esther Luttrell
Esther Luttrell
1 month ago

We have a law in place that guarantees a woman has the right to do with her body as she – and no one else – chooses. I demand equal rights. I choose not to have a vaccination. It’s my body, my choice. If I were a man choosing not to have a vaccination, I’d demand that my body be as protected and respected as that of every female. 

Larry
Larry
1 month ago

If they were a REAL team then they would ALL REFUSE to play until they ALL could play.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Larry

The majority of professional sports are only a globalist puppet team . . . . .

Donna Calandra
1 month ago

this DNA altering vaccine is in itself the cause of the spread of the covid and/or the variances its those getttng the vaccine that still come down with it and spread it. Things the media won’t tell you in the number of deaths and serious side effects. Check VAERS in the CDC

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Donna Calandra

The protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected . . . . .

Donald
Donald
1 month ago

There is no approved vaccine in this country. Forcing people to take it is both illegal and immoral!

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago

If he was like globalist puppet Brandon and allow globalist puppet, fbi CRIMINAL organisation to convince him that the pull string on a garage door is a democrat lynch, globalist would allow him to win 1 of their races .

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago

The whole team should step down. If 99% refuse the vaccine , the 1% can go pound sand (and all those Bosses who have taken financial bribes

AJ Gum
AJ Gum
1 month ago

Keep standing, Kyrie!

BobbyG
1 month ago

Kyrie Irving for President !!!!! He’s one of the first with plenty to lose to step forward and protest this Ultimate Stupidity !!!!!~

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