In the near future, Kayri Irving will play with the nets and complete the training. And, of course, they seem to have finished talking about it.
Irving tried to clear the air Wednesday night, but instead made the water muddy. In a long monologue on social media, he discussed his refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and promised to allow him to play without being vaccinated.
But that doesn’t happen because he refused to follow the vaccines in New York City, so he shouldn’t play it at home, and the Nets decided not to use Irving at all. Or in the case of coach Steve Nash, set up a live broadcast of his star on Instagram.
“I didn’t hear it and I think I said it all,” Nash said Thursday ahead of the pre-season final against Minnesota. “If something changes, we’ll talk about it. But I really want to focus on moving forward, addressing the challenges facing our team and us.”
The answer was whether The Irving of The Post expressed similar feelings to the Nets, or whether there was something that surprised Nash during the session. And perhaps the most notable aspect – apart from the fact that Irving has twice denied recent reports of his retirement – was that he could be played even if he hAcesparks’t been vaccinated.
“What would you do if you felt uncomfortable during the season when they promised you benefits or wouldn’t force you to get vaccinated?” Irving made the announcement live on Instagram. “It wasn’t a problem before the start of the season. It wasn’t that I knew in advance to come to the place I had prepared, I was able to plan what would be best for me and my family.”
Irving never said who or which organization misled him.
The NBA has its own protocols on health and safety – something they are against the NBPA when they don’t have vaccine authority – restrictions for players who are still unvaccinated. The NBA offers privileges, but sources believe The Post Irving did not apply for it.
Andrew Wiggins of Golden State applied for religious privilege, but was rejected.
New York City’s mandates (just like for home players in San Francisco and Los Angeles) will replace everything the league can handle.
“I’m in season, I can just play ball, use my talent to inspire, to make the right impact on people,” Irving said. “Why are you uploading this to me?”
Atlanta guard Brandon Goodwin recently told Twitch that the vaccine caused a “minor respiratory illness” that ended his 2020-21 season.
More than 700,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Recent scientific studies have shown that more than 90,000 deaths since June have been prevented without vaccinations, and 49,000 in the last month alone.
The NBA sent a reminder to all teams on Sept. 1 that teams will comply with all local mandates. The New York mandates went into effect Sept. 13.
On Sept. 24, the league announced it had rejected Viggins’ request for release. The warriors moved forward and were immediately vaccinated.
But while most members of the Nets expected Irving to be vaccinated when camp began, he is now unlikely to surrender any time soon. That means – when asked about experimenting with big content – Nash said “the nets had to fit our new species”.
“I don’t know, if you lose an extraordinary talent like that, your list is structured according to the parameters of having three people. So everyone has to move from one place to another or even higher. So.” so we need corporate knowledge, growth from last season, communication, team spirit and winning.
Irving said his position is not political or anti-vaccine, but the unexpected consequences have made him a far-right lover, praised by Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Marjorie Taylor Green.