NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets listed Kyrie Irving as unfit to play in their home game on Friday, another strong indication that he has not met New York’s vaccination requirements.
Irving has not been to Nets for any of their exercises in New York, where professional athletes must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to practice or play.
The Nets have been prevented by law from revealing whether he has been vaccinated, but they listed him as “unfit to play” in the injury report for their pre-season game Friday against Milwaukee.
There is nothing related to the NBA that would make a player have that designation.
Unless Irving is vaccinated, he will have to miss the Nets ’41 home games and their two international games against the New York Knicks. The NBA has said he would not be paid for any of those games.
He practiced with the Nets last week when they held training camp in San Diego, but he has not been on the team since returning home.