Nets to sit Kyrie Irving until he fulfills NYC vaccination rules

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Malika Andrews: Nets GM Sean Marks says Brooklyn has decided Kyrie Irving may not practice or play with the group until he can be a “full participant.” pic.twitter.com/ton8xdCEX9
Source: Twitter @malika_andrews

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Nets really didn’t have another choice here. Kyrie Irving would have been a huge distraction. – 11:09 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
So…does Kyrie Irving now change his decision and get vaccinated? Or does he remain away from the team all season, or until the New York vaccine mandates change? That’s the question now. – 11:07 AM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
The Nets will not allow Kyrie Irving to play or practice until he’s able to be a full-time participant pic.twitter.com/420Ru9ho2M11:07 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Here is the Nets’ full statement on Kyrie Irving not being allowed to practice or play with the team “until he is eligible to be a full participant.” pic.twitter.com/E8CUzfdRMw11:06 AM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
A year ago, Nets fans LOVED Kyrie and were all about the fact that he was just misunderstood.
Just curious how they are feeling about Kyrie these days. … – 11:06 AM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Brooklyn Nets on Kyrie Irving, “We will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability”. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/VXlqXWI0Z311:06 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#nets statement on Kyrie Irving. 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/xvC9n41RxO11:06 AM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The following statement was released by Nets GM Sean Marks regarding the playing status of Kyrie Irving: pic.twitter.com/bv203E0oro11:05 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the nets are benching kyrie until he’s vaccinated/nyc’s mandate changes. @Chris Herring and I talked about this exact scenario on yesterday’s Open Floor: link.chtbl.com/open-floor?sid…11:05 AM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Kyrie Irving won’t play or practice with Nets until he is a full participants, Nets GM Sean Marks says in statement. pic.twitter.com/CSmcw3oRqC11:03 AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Brooklyn Nets full statement on Kyrie Irving’s situation. pic.twitter.com/U4TsrLg1mU11:03 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving: “We will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability.” #Nets11:03 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Brooklyn Nets statement that Kyrie Irving will not participate as a member of the team until he is fully eligible to participate: pic.twitter.com/nFMd22SKdX11:03 AM

Alex Raskin @RaskinDailyMail
Statement from the #Nets on Kyrie Irving, who will not be playing or practicing with the team until he is ‘eligible to be a full participant.’ pic.twitter.com/75bJ0vf7KQ11:03 AM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Wow. Nets in official statement reveal “Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.” pic.twitter.com/NWMnVPzfnd11:02 AM

Sarah Kustok @sarahkustok
Kyrie Irving Update from @Brooklyn Nets : pic.twitter.com/HYfVfVa3tx11:02 AM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Big news out of Brooklyn where the Nets say Kyrie won’t practice or play games until he’s a “full participant” pic.twitter.com/QupJN0IVsr11:02 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nets GM Sean Marks statement on Brooklyn’s decision to sit Kyrie Irving until he fulfills NYC vaccination rules: pic.twitter.com/4LBIQXt7al11:02 AM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Full statement from Brooklyn on Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/SyIQPNZo7d11:02 AM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Nets decide Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant, Sean Marks says in statement – 11:02 AM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Nets announce Kyrie Irving will NOT be allowed to practice or play in games until he is a full participant. – 11:02 AM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets’ Sean Marks says team has decided that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with them until he’s eligible to be a full participant: pic.twitter.com/GR37VdiaKm11:01 AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Brooklyn Nets say Kyrie Irving “will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.” – 11:01 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Statement from Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/Wc1DShB2Zv11:01 AM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Nets GM Sean Marks says Brooklyn has decided Kyrie Irving may not practice or play with the group until he can be a “full participant.” pic.twitter.com/ton8xdCEX911:01 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Nets guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant, per the team. Statement from GM Sean Marks: pic.twitter.com/Orare6OezW11:01 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nats announce that Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can be a full participant. pic.twitter.com/MvGc7c1nzV11:01 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is full participant, Nets say. – 11:01 AM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kyrie Irving will not play until he is eligible, per Sean Marks. – 11:01 AM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW @TheCrossover Pod w/@Howard Beck:
▪️Simmons set to return
▪️Latest w/Kyrie
▪️Early returns on the Westbrook Lakers
▪️Why Vegas is dead wrong on the Knicks
Links: bit.ly/2w1G5e210:30 AM

David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Apart from the Kyrie story, Nets have some work to do on defense. It starts with actually giving a fuck. Maybe they will when the season starts. pic.twitter.com/w97BFeaoAc8:18 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Could Nets use part-time Kyrie Irving as sixth man? “It’s possible, yeah.” nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/cou…7:36 AM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Ep 37 – Andrew, Pro and Ethan discuss New York City clearing the @Brooklyn Nets facility for Kyrie Irving to practise.
Listen to it here 👇
linktr.ee/roguebogues
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #Nets #KyrieIrving #Covid #Vaccine pic.twitter.com/c4ElpE5RrX7:23 AM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
We should finally have some clarity on the Ben Simmons situation today. Can we have a daily-double with Kyrie? Or is that asking to much? – 4:59 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets still figuring out how to ‘make this work’ with Kyrie Irving #nba nypost.com/2021/10/12/net… via @nypostsports1:50 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash on if KD, Harden, Sean Marks (& Joe Tsai) would weigh in on whether Kyrie’s role is diminished: “We have a pretty collaborative environment. We all weigh in & discuss it & make sure we’re making a decision that suits the group. We’re so far from that right now.” #Nets10:58 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He obviously makes life a lot easier — When he’s out, we have guys that are capable of doing that … but not creating individual offense that way.”
⁃Joe Harris on not having Kyrie Irving. – 10:32 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked about collaborating with the likes of Sean Marks, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Joe Tsai on Kyrie Irving, Steve Nash says there’s nothing to decide on right now. – 10:27 PM

The Jump @_Talkin_NBA
“This is a real moment of truth for the Nets as an organization… there’s a lot riding”
— Woj with the latest on Kyrie Irving
#NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/I9gy2BlXSF9:16 PM

Buddy Grizzard @BuddyGrizzard
On Kyrie Irving, vaccine hesitancy and a flat earth. Irving was quoted in a 2018 ESPN piece: “Even if you believe in that, don’t come out and say that stuff. That’s for intimate conversations because perception and how you’re received, it changes.” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:45 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
With Kyrie Irving’s ~situation~ old pal Jevon Carter is the Net’s backup point guard for the time being. He’s one of three dudes I used to cover in this game (Paul Millsap and James Harden are the others). – 8:25 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
NBA Analyst Warns Kyrie Irving As A Part-Time Player Would Be ‘Disruptive’ And ‘Destructive’ To Nets’ Championship Hopes
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…8:08 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Sources say Nets will pay opposing team to have Dolly Parton perform “Vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiiine!” at all Kyrie games this season. – 7:53 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs Sixers Game:
▪️Kevin Durant is fresh off of scoring a team-high 18 points versus the Bucks. He did it in 23 minutes too.
▪️Ben Simmons is out for Philadelphia.
▪️Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge are out for Brooklyn. – 7:31 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on the possibility of Kyrie Irving playing a reduced role in the games he is available so others can build continuity: “I couldn’t imagine that,” but also says you never know what the future holds. #Nets. – 6:41 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on the decision to leave Kyrie Irving home in Brooklyn vs. bring him to Philly vs. 76ers: “We’re just trying to take our time to figure out what everything means.” #Nets6:35 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Steve Nash on why Kyrie didn’t come to Philly and stayed back at home.
“We’re just trying to navigate this thing. We don’t really know what’s going to happen tomorrow.” – 6:35 PM

Jabari Davis @JabariDavisNBA
Considered QT and reacting to that sh!tty tweet falsely comparing the atrocities and discrimination folks were protesting last summer to this current situation with Kyrie, but decided to block the account and rid myself of all the sh!tty takes beyond that. pic.twitter.com/IQ4rk0tbsd5:26 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
If you ran the Nets, what would you say to Kyrie Irving? On BRING IT IN @David Thorpe has a speech in mind. truehoop.com/p/bring-it-in-… pic.twitter.com/At4wFYbJni3:22 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The science couldn’t make Kyrie Irving take the vaccine, nor could benefitting mankind or even his teammates. So who’s in charge here? yhoo.it/3atA8Y51:18 PM

Dave Mason @DeuceMason
IT’S TIIIIIIME!
We are live now talking Kings, Simmons possibly returning, Kyrie and more:
youtube.com/watch?v=kFkDNN…12:56 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Send in your not-stupid NBA questions for this week’s “Hoops, Adjacent” pod to me and @Marcus Thompson. Here’s an example of a stupid question: “why can’t the Thunder trade Lu Dort for Kyrie Irving? The Nets need a wing defender.” – 12:00 PM

More on this storyline

Mark Medina: Nets GM Sean Marks: “We have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant.” pic.twitter.com/c8WjiUj8hi -via Twitter @MarkG_Medina / October 12, 2021

Sam Amick: Kyrie, in essence, no longer a member of the Nets so long as he can’t be a full-time player. Wow. pic.twitter.com/kuQpqqltsu -via Twitter @sam_amick / October 12, 2021

Recently, on a Twitch stream, Brandon Goodwin revealed his side of the story, and it all starts with him receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. “I got sick and I never quite recovered from it,” Goodwin said on the stream, as posted on YouTube by Cosign Zee. “I would always have back pain, I was just super tired in the games.” Goodwin used Atlanta’s back-to-back against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28 and April 30 as an example. “Bro, I was so tired,” he said. “I felt like I couldn’t run up and down the court. My back was hurting.” -via Peachtree Hoops / October 11, 2021