Steve Nash: If the vaccine mandate changes, Kyrie Irving would be welcomed back

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Yaron Weitzman: Steve Nash asked about the potential of NYC vaccine mandate changing and whether the team would welcome Kyrie back: “I might be speaking out of turn, but I think if the mandate changes he’d be welcomed back for sure.”
Source: Twitter @YaronWeitzman

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
My essay on the Nets and what we have seen through the first few weeks of the season without Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/1nZSD6BqOM6:30 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Chris Paul moved past Steve Nash for third all-time leader in assists last night, dishing out 18 assists in the @Phoenix Suns win against the Pelicans.
@adaniels33 tells @Rick Kamla these performances are nothing new for his former teammate. #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/1PLj6OCPc46:00 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Nash said in his pregame session that if NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams changes the city’s vaccine mandate when he takes office, Kyrie Irving would certainly be welcomed back by the Nets. – 5:56 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash on Kyrie Irving if the city’s vaccine mandates are loosened: “If the mandate changes, he’d be welcome back for sure.” #Nets5:56 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash says,
“I have a lot of confidence in Blake (Griffin) — He’s just a veteran player that’s finding his rhythm, that’s not uncommon.” – 5:55 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s a new challenge this year. I’m enjoying trying to put this puzzle together.”
⁃Steve Nash on the team’s start so far. – 5:54 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash admits Trae Young has taken a step in his game after watching last year’s playoffs. – 5:53 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked about the new game ball, Steve Nash said he barely shoots anymore, but thinks there were issues a few weeks ago since they weren’t broken in. Now that they have been he thinks they’re pretty similar to the old ones. – 5:53 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said he presumes if mayor elect Eric Adams loosens the city’s Covid vaccine mandates – a huge if, since he was very pro-vaccine – Kyrie Irving would be welcomed back with open arms, vaccinated or no. #Nets #NBA5:52 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s been great defensively. He’s been locked in — He’s led us.”
⁃Steve Nash on Kevin Durant. – 5:51 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Steve Nash says if NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams lifts the city’s vaccine mandate, Kyrie Irving would be welcome back, regardless of whether he gets vaccinated. – 5:51 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash on Chris Paul passing him for third place on the NBA’s all-time leading assist chart: “Goddammit.” – 5:50 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Steve Nash asked about the potential of NYC vaccine mandate changing and whether the team would welcome Kyrie back: “I might be speaking out of turn, but I think if the mandate changes he’d be welcomed back for sure.” – 5:50 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash on Chris Paul passing him in all-time assists,
“Damnit!” – 5:50 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash asked about new NYC mayor Eric Adams possibly changing the vaccine mandate. Said if it’s changed, Kyrie Irving will be welcomed back even if he’s still unvaccinated. – 5:49 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“If the mandate changes, he’ll be welcomed back for sure.”
⁃Steve Nash on Kyrie Irving possibly returning on in January. – 5:49 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash says,
“We’ve defended pretty well — We rebounded better and that’s something we’ve talked about for many many months … We’re asking guys who had to never pay this much attention on the glass.” – 5:48 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ex-#Nets teammate Caris LeVert knows Kyrie Irving wants to play nypost.com/2021/11/03/ex-… via @nypostsports teammate @Marc Berman4:46 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Ex-Nets teammate Caris LeVert knows Kyrie Irving wants to play. Levert is back and faces #Knicks tonight in Indy nypost.com/2021/11/03/ex-…4:09 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Caris LeVert wants to see former teammate Kyrie Irving back on the court newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday3:55 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Nets’ Kyrie Irving could return in January if NYC mayor-elect Eric Adams changes COVID vaccine mandate nj.com/sports/2021/11…2:11 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
NY Post story on New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams planning to “revisit” the city’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates upon taking office on January 1. Nets star Kyrie Irving remains unvaccinated and sidelined because of his decision to not fulfill the mandate. bit.ly/2ZKkJAu12:57 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Chris Paul last night:
✅ 14 PTS
✅ 7 REB
✅ 18 AST
Paul is the fifth player in NBA history to record at least 18 assists in a game after turning 36 years old.
He joins Steve Nash (4x), John Stockton (2x), Jason Kidd (2x), and Lenny Wilkens. pic.twitter.com/2vWdeJSTEB9:31 AM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
LeBron James last night:
✅ 30 PTS
✅ 10 AST
✅ 2 STL
James (36 years, 307 days) passed John Havlicek to become the second-oldest player in NBA history to record a 30-point, 10-assist game.
The oldest player to achieve the feat is Steve Nash (37 years, 359 days). pic.twitter.com/KWHLt8BFOF9:21 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Chris Paul moves past Mark Jackson, Steve Nash into third all-time in assists nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/03/chr…7:30 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
NY governor praises #Nets’ vaccine effort, Kyrie Irving notwithstanding nypost.com/2021/11/02/ny-… via @nypostsports teammate @NYPost_Brazille1:56 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We keep acting like this is normal. When we go in the locker room afterward, ‘Oh he passed Steve Nash, Mark Jackson. Game ball.’ It’s bigger than that, man. It really is.”
Devin Booker on Chris Paul rising up to 3rd all-time on the #NBA75 career assists list. #Suns pic.twitter.com/0CEQuAF6vz1:23 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Just happy to be along for the ride.”
Monty Williams as Chris Paul passed Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to rank 3rd on the #NBA75 all-time assists list. pic.twitter.com/LETTll32cQ1:17 AM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
A few thoughts on Chris Paul passing Mark Jackson and Steve Nash on the all-time assist list, with Jason Kidd up next, at @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/news/chris-pau…1:06 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Chris Paul passes Mark Jackson and Steve Nash on same night to move into third on all-time assists board
cbssports.com/nba/news/chris…12:56 AM

Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Suns’ Chris Paul passes Mark Jackson, Steve Nash for third all-time in assists theathletic.com/news/suns-chri…11:17 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul has passed former Suns great Steve Nash for third all-time leader in assists.
Point. God. pic.twitter.com/eM2fUrVErH10:56 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Chris Paul gets his 8th assist tonight and passes Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to now rank 3rd on the all-time assists leaderboard with 10,336.
He’s 1.7k away from Jason Kidd in 2nd. Quite the trek of 5.5k more to catch John Stockton at the top. – 10:55 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul is now third on #NBA all-time assists list as he has passed Mark Jackson and Steve Nash tonight.
#Suns point guard now has 10,336 career assists. He needed eight to pass Nash, seven to pass Jackson. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/3jJpXzCtIb10:55 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
And with his 8th assist tonight, Chris Paul (10,336) has passed Steve Nash (10,335) for 3rd on the NBA’s all-time career assists list.
He trails only Jason Kidd (12,091) and John Stockton (15,806) – 10:55 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Chris Paul has seven assists so far – passing Mark Jackson for No. 4 on the all-time list and tying him with Steve Nash for No. 3.
He checks out with those seven and will presumably pass Nash when he checks back in during the second quarter. – 10:19 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul now passes Mark Jackson for 4th and is now tied with Steve Nash for 3rd on the all-time assist list.
Booker was on the receiving end of the assist. #Suns10:18 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Already with his 7th assist tonight, Chris Paul (10,335) has passed Mark Jackson (10,334) for 4th on the NBA’s all-time career assists list, tying him with Steve Nash in 3rd place pic.twitter.com/vZHXCuYoAn10:17 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Notes from today’s #Nets practice
🗒️ Paul Millsap says Blake Griffin’s cold shooting comes at the perfect time: early
🗒️ Steve Nash invoked HIPPAA when asked about Nic Claxton’s illness
🗒️ Millsap: Nets improved D a byproduct of chemistry
and more 👇🏾
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…8:28 PM

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