Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status has been a lightning rod for conversation in the sports world. With him being unvaccinated, Irving couldn’t play in home games for the Brooklyn Nets due to New York City’s private sector vaccine mandate.
Luckily for the star point guard, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday (March 24) that the Big Apple would be amending its mandate allowing an exemption for unvaccinated professional athletes and entertainers to perform regardless of their vaccination status.
Sources: Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving will be cleared for home games as New York City will on Thursday change private sector vaccine mandate to allow exemption for athletes and entertainers in workplace. Unvaccinated Yankees and Mets players also now eligible for home games.
The relaxing of the mandate comes at the perfect time for the Brooklyn Nets, who are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference and trail the Toronto Raptors by 2.5 games while only being a game up on the 9th place Charlotte Hornets with about nine games to play.
The Nets suffered a fourth-quarter defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night (March 23) despite Ja Morant missing the game and Irving pouring in a game-high 43 points on what was his 30th birthday.