Report: Nets star Kyrie Irving not planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks goes in depth and explains all the ins and outs to the organization’s decision to not allow PG Kyrie Irving to join the team until he is vaccinated. Courtesy: Nets.

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving does not plan to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

In the story, Charania reports the main reason Irving is taking his stand is because sources say he "is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates."

Editor’s note: With overwhelming consistency, research has shown vaccinations against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Residents of Canada who are looking to learn more about vaccines, or the country’s pandemic response, can find up-to-date information on Canada’s public health website.

The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving will not play or practise with the team until he could be a full participant.

A New York City mandate requires professional athletes playing for a team in the city to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues.

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