Kyrie Irving not planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

Kyrie Irving not planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Kyrie Irving not planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

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As of now, Kyrie Irving has no plans to be vaccinated, sources say. Within the franchise and the players in the locker room, it is understood that Irving’s decision is what it is.
Source: Shams Charania @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets likely will have multiple players fill Kyrie Irving void nypost.com/2021/10/13/net… via @nypostsports12:25 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast: Part 1 of the annual NBA Over/Unders pod w/ @Ryen Russillo @HousefromDC covers the East teams. We tried to talk about Kyrie + Ben Simmons as little as possible. Didn’t totally work.
open.spotify.com/episode/5yjk7P…12:24 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
New for ⁦@YahooSports⁩: He’s become a basketball martyr in his own mind and a tool for the disingenuous. Could Kyrie Irving’s stance press the limits of player empowerment? sports.yahoo.com/kyrie-irvings-…11:16 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON NBA INSIDER with @adaniels33 and host @daniellabruce_
Why the Brooklyn Nets Chose to Play Without Kyrie Irving | NBA Insider A… youtu.be/yQzyJ7Bh7D0 via @YouTube10:47 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Answering the most-pressing Kyrie Irving questions #Nets #NBA nypost.com/2021/10/12/wil… via @nypostsports10:42 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Kyrie Irving upset with vaccine mandates leading to his stance, situation nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/rep…9:14 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyrie refusing to do media because he views journalists as “pawns,” then having his people go to Shams to explain his *reasoning* seems inconsistent. – 9:13 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Kyrie may be anti-anti-anti-vax (cc @PabloTorre) but he can’t be anti-music. pic.twitter.com/8OROSbeeGB8:35 PM

The Jump @_Talkin_NBA
Kyrie Irving on his championship promises with the Nets:
#NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/YLvBNKURCM8:21 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Kyrie Irving is like a college freshman who comes home for winter break and suddenly thinks he’s more enlightened than everyone because he read one Allen Ginsberg poem. pic.twitter.com/vLh54uQ8BK7:53 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Has anyone tried telling Kyrie he’s not allowed to get the vaccine? – 7:49 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Well @Danny Leroux is back, so is Ben Simmons. Kyrie Irving…..less so. Join us: duncdon.supportingcast.fm7:40 PM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
The only person who should be explaining Kyrie Irving is Kyrie Irving. – 7:38 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Derek Bodner is here. We chat about Ben Simmons just showing up to the 76ers front door last night, and Kyrie Irving being told he can’t sit with the Nets, Mean Girls style.
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/show/7eZjcZwf6…7:28 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Read the Shams article. Kyrie should retire – 7:20 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Kyrie gives me a headache. – 7:14 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
By refusing to let Kyrie Irving be a part-time player, @outsidethenba says the Nets face reality with their unvaccinated star.
cbssports.com/nba/news/by-re… pic.twitter.com/jXSg2O3vPg7:12 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Kyrie Irving is reportedly not anti-vaccine. His stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates, per @Shams Charania. pic.twitter.com/mrI8MBlpLg7:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie Irving is now fully in @Bill Simmons old theory of The Tyson Zone. No story could come out that I wouldn’t at least pause and think about if it was true or not. – 7:08 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Last thing. If Kyrie wants to be a “voice for the voiceless” then actually use you’re own voice and not Shams – 7:02 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Inside Kyrie Irving’s stance to bypass the COVID-19 vaccine, with reporting on his reasoning, and where this leaves the seven-time All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets — on @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/2885561/2021/1…6:52 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
The @BleacherReport NBA team looked at the Kyrie situation from all angles today bleacherreport.com/articles/29493…6:26 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“You cannot win a championship with a part-time player.”
@Vincent Goodwill reacts to the Nets’ decision to sit Kyrie Irving until he is fully eligible under New York City’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.
➡️ yhoo.it/3lHlvXH pic.twitter.com/R6w4kJ1YP25:55 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
In the first installment of “Good Word with Goodwill”: Kyrie becomes the martyr and the Nets draw a line pic.twitter.com/bjY6OhhToc5:40 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
A deeper look at the latest Kyrie Irving development, at @TheAthletic
* Is a Ben Simmons deal seen by stakeholders as a real possibility?
* Will Kyrie – contrary to his nature – change his stance?
* What part did owner Joe Tsai’s view possibly play?
theathletic.com/2885135/2021/1…5:23 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
My column on the Kyrie Irving situation nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…5:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks said Kyrie Irving left the Nets no other choice but to sideline him until he’s fully eligible. Today’s story on Irving, how the Nets got here and the road ahead: theathletic.com/2885112/2021/1…4:58 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Sean Marks didn’t throw any of his players under the bus, including Kyrie Irving. But the idea of a “part-time” player was never going to be a thing.
Not for Joe Tsai. Not for Marks.
thesportssection.com/no-part-time-e… @NBA Bubble Life4:35 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
How many people think the Nets are the best NBA team with Kyrie Irving, but they are not without him? – 4:02 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
If Kyrie Irving retired, where would he rank all-time judging purely off of his prime? – 3:42 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: @Kevin Arnovitz on the Nets moving on without Kyrie (for now), fake Kyrie trades, Ben Simmons return to Philly — plus our annual 5 Most Confusing Teams:
Apple: apple.co/3oW1XAP
Spotify: spoti.fi/2YGmgHO3:33 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
How To Paint Yourself Into A Corner: A Lesson in Self-Sabotage by Kyrie Irving.
If Kyrie caves and gets the vaccine he stands for nothing. If he doesn’t his career is over. He literally checkmated himself. – 3:17 PM
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/2w1G5e2 pic.twitter.com/7LxElGiVJ83:17 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Kyrie Irving is fighting a losing battle. A pointless battle he deems more important than his career. A battle he will ultimately lose. – 3:09 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Loaded new episode of The Mismatch with @Chris Vernon on the Kyrie Irving news, what’s next for the Sixers now that Ben Simmons showed up, and the Zion Williamson injury. Then we shared eight players, teams, or trends we’re watching for this season. open.spotify.com/episode/10HTtA…3:04 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Kyrie Irving can keep refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He just won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he does.
apnews.com/article/kyrie-…3:00 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Boston Sports Beat: Kyrie Out, Simmons In | Red Sox Advance | Mac Jones Improving | Powered by @BetUS_Official twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…3:00 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
🏀 Kyrie Irving’s situation in Brooklyn
🏀 Ben Simmons’s return to Philly
🏀 Eight people to keep an eye on this season
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/10HTtA…2:45 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
One positive – this will free up more research time for Kyrie. – 2:39 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story — Brooklyn Nets give Kyrie Irving a public ultimatum: Get vaccinated or stay home @washingtonpost @PostSports @CindyBoren wapo.st/2YJTANp pic.twitter.com/JPDR2m8OFE2:26 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: What are the Nets’ options with Kyrie Irving and his contract moving forward? And how might that impact the #Celtics and the rest of the East? masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…2:26 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Took a look at Steve Nash’s options for replacing Kyrie Irving in the lineup so long as he remains unavailable to the Nets: es.pn/3AD3Ggt (ESPN+) – 1:57 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: Nets general manager Sean Marks said the team had “no choice” but to decide Kyrie Irving wouldn’t be part of the team until he is compliant with New York City’s vaccine mandate – which would allow him to play in both home and road games. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:35 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kyrie Irving is out until eligible. Let’s talk.
twitter.com/i/spaces/1DXGy…1:30 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
“Without Kyrie, I feel the Nets have more than enough to win a championship. I think adding Kyrie makes them a heavy favorite.” Richard Jefferson – 1:17 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
We should all aspire to have passive income streams set up like Kyrie Irving tbh – 1:07 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I obviously hope this ends with Kyrie Irving getting vaccinated. That’s the ideal outcome here.
But holy shit am I having fun imagining a playoff series in which Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving play against Kevin Durant, James Harden and Ben Simmons. – 1:03 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Everything you need to know about the Kyrie Irving situation in Brooklyn.
With @Tim Bontemps and @Brian Windhorst
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:00 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Brooklyn Nets Ban Kyrie Irving From Team Until He’s Vaccinated via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…12:59 PM
Tina Cervasio @TinaCervasio
#Nets GM Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving:
“If he was vaccinated we would not be having this conversation.”
“We have updated All players all the staff, everybody knows that these discussions were ongoing, but ultimately … … this decision was Joe Tsai and myself.”
(1 of 2) – 12:48 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets GM Sean Marks says he & owner Joe Tsai made decision to keep Kyrie Irving away from team until he’s eligible. Marks was asked if Kevin Durant was consulted/supported decision. Marks said all players were made aware it was happening. He didn’t want to speak for KD/other Nets – 12:46 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Today was the first time the Nets publicly acknowledged Kyrie Irving as unvaccinated. Until now, we had to assume this was the case, as they declined to comment on his status, and Irving asked for privacy. – 12:46 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Nets will regularly pay Kyrie Irving for road games also during his time out of the team
sportando.basketball/en/nets-will-r…12:45 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Nets say Irving won’t play until he can do it full time inquirer.com/sixers/kyrie-i… via @phillyinquirer – 12:41 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
On Media Day, Kyrie Irving told us he wanted to keep vaccination stuff private and “handle it the right way with my team and go forward together with a plan.”
If his plan was to play basketball this season, it clearly backfired. – 12:39 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nets GM Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving: “Will there be pushback from Kyrie and his camp? I’m sure this is not a decision they like. Kyrie loves to play basketball and wants to be out there participating with his teammates. This is a choice Kyrie had, and he was well aware of that.” pic.twitter.com/17MOvNzdqm12:34 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets ban Kyrie Irving from team until he’s vaccinated. #NBA nypost.com/2021/10/12/net… via @nypostsports12:32 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nets GM Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving: “The hope is that we have Kyrie back. We’ll welcome him back in open arms under a different set of circumstances. We need to wait and see how that transpires.. Our goal hasn’t changed. The goal is to ultimately still be the last team standing.” – 12:25 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
What are you more tired of/bored of/done with — Ben Simmons stories or Kyrie Irving stories? – 12:24 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Sean Marks saying the word “vaccinated,” while obvious, is really going to tick off the Kyrie camp. – 12:21 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Hard to find reasons why a Irving-Simmons swap doesn’t make sense. Off court variables (specifically Irving’s willingness to play in Philly long term) but both look like ideal fits with the other team. Simmons D? Nets need it. Irving’s offense? Sixers would love it. – 12:16 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Sean Marks believes Kyrie Irving gave him no choice but to make this decision. “He had a choice.” – 12:15 PM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
It would appear that someone is finally standing up to Kyrie Irving. The #Nets make history again. – 12:15 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks on whether Kyrie Irving gave the #Nets no choice but to make this decision: “Ultimately, yes.” – 12:15 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets GM Sean Marks was asked if he expected push back from Kyrie Irving & his representatives. Marks says, presumably, this isn’t the way Irving wanted the decision to go. He added that Irving made a choice about vaccination & club would welcome him w/open arms if he’s eligible – 12:15 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Asked for the record if Kyrie Irving isn’t vaccinated, Sean Marks replied, “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that’s pretty clear.” – 12:15 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that is pretty clear.” Marks said of Kyrie’s vaccination status. – 12:15 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Marks on if Kyrie Irving is vaccinated: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.” #Nets12:15 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that’s pretty clear.” #Nets12:14 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks on Irving’s vaccine status: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. That’s pretty clear.” – 12:14 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the Nets until he’s a full participant
🔊 @EvCoRadio gives credit to the #Nets for making this stand #BrooklynTogether pic.twitter.com/TZ9wcGYmlP12:13 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks said with the Nets were off today so no one was at the facility. Didn’t elaborate on if he spoke to Irving and how the news was delivered. – 12:12 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
I’m sure this is not a decision they like” Marks said of Kyrie s camp. pic.twitter.com/ikvhF01LV812:11 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Sean Marks: “I’m sure this is not a decision that (Kyrie’s camp) like… he wants to be participating with his teammates. Again this is a choice that Kyrie had and he was well aware of it. We had multiple conversations and they were good. This is where we stand today.” – 12:11 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Sean Marks: “Will there be pushback from Kyrie and his camp? I’m sure this is not a decision they like.” #Nets #NBA12:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks on potential pushback from Kyrie Irving’s camp: “I’m sure this is not a decision that they like.” #Nets12:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks said the hope is get Irving back in a different set of circumstances. – 12:10 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Nets GM Sean Marks: “The hope is we will welcome Kyrie Irving back with open arms under different circumstances…” – 12:10 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nets Sean marks says they will welcome Kyrie back with open arms should circumstances change. pic.twitter.com/PJbnWdLOgH12:10 PM

The Jump @_Talkin_NBA
What are the chances Kyrie Irving retires from the NBA?
#NBATwitter12:10 PM
Tina Cervasio @TinaCervasio
#Nets GM Sean Marks says all players were kept in loop w/ ongoing conversations about Kyrie Irving’s status… when I asked about how involved Durant & Harden were in final decision… Marks said “This decision was made by Joe Tsai & myself.” “The hope is that we get Kyrie back. – 12:09 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks: “We will welcome (Kyrie) back with open arms — under a different set of circumstances.” #Nets12:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Marks wouldn’t address possibility of trading Kyrie Irving. He says the goal is to get him back. #Nets12:09 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Sean Marks: “The hope is we’ll have Kyrie back. We’ll welcome him back with open arms, under a different set of circumstances.” – 12:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Sean Marks: “The hope is that we’ll have Kyrie back … we’ll welcome him back with open arms under different circumstances.” – 12:09 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
GM Sean Marks reiterated that Kyrie Irving will lose salary for home games he missed while ineligible to play. – 12:09 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets GM Sean Marks says Kyrie Irving will lose salary solely for home games he misses. – 12:08 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Sean Marks: “Kyrie has made it clear he has a choice in this matter. It is ultimately going to be up to him… we respect his right to choose. Right now what is best for the organization is the path we are taking.” – 12:08 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Sean Marks: “Kyrie has made it clear he has a choice in this matter.” Says it’s his right to do that, but it’s in the organization’s best interest to take this decision. – 12:08 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Sean Marks says only salary Kyrie Irving will lose is for the home games due to the city’s COVID-19 protocols. – 12:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks: “The only salary that (Kyrie) loses is going to be for the home games.” #Nets12:07 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks says Irving will only lose salary for the home games. – 12:07 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Marks said the only salary Kyrie Irving loses is for the home #Nets games. #NBA12:07 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nets GM Sean Marks on the decision that Kyrie Irving won’t play or practice with the Nets until he is eligible to be a full participant: “This is a decisions that ultimately Joe Tsai and myself made.” – 12:07 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Nets GM Sean Marks tells reporters that the group is “not looking for partners who will be part-time.” He adds it won’t be fair to the group or to Kyrie Irving. Ultimately, Marks said the decision was made by himself and team governor Joe Tsai. – 12:07 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Nets GM Sean Marks says in a news conference that he and majority owner Joe Tsai made the decision on Kyrie Irving. Says having Irving as a part-time player isn’t fair to either the team or to Irving. – 12:07 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
During this unprecedented situation, with his career at a complicated crossroads, it’s gotta be comforting for Kyrie to know that Ted Cruz stands with him. AK – 12:06 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Sean Marks: “We’re not looking for partners that are going to be half-time.” Said that wouldn’t be fair to #Nets or to Kyrie Irving. – 12:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Sean Marks said this was a decision the Nets didn’t want to come to “hastily” and that “all options were on the board.” Ultimately, though, he said it comes down to having everyone available all the time, saying it’s not fair to both the team and to Kyrie. – 12:06 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“It’s what’s best for organization at this point in time.” — Sean Marks on decision not to let Kyrie be a part-time player. pic.twitter.com/C2UrnttxoR12:05 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Kyrie Irving becoming a conservative cause celebre is such an incredible plot twist, given Irving’s other activism. – 12:04 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Sean Marks on the decision not to allow Kyrie Irving to be a part-time player: “This is a decisions that ultimately Joe Tsai and myself made.” #Nets12:04 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Sean Marks on Kyrie Irving: “This is a decision ultimately Joe Tsai and myself made.” He says others were involved in the process but that it came down to him and Tsai. – 12:04 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Sean Marks said the decision on Kyrie Irving came from himself and owner Joe Tsai. – 12:04 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Nets: Kyrie Irving won’t play or practice until fully eligible nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/net…12:03 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
🧵 The Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons sagas have several ‘chapters’ left, despite our wishes to be done hearing about them
Kyrie may now involve the Players Association and file a grievance, with his argument being that the NBA does not have a rule that prohibits him… – 11:59 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nets say Kyrie won’t play, practice until eligible espn.com/nba/story/_/id…11:50 AM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
How do you think this Kyrie situation plays out? I actually have no idea. Such a crazy situation – 11:44 AM
Alex Raskin @RaskinDailyMail
#Nets SHUT DOWN unvaccinated guard Kyrie Irving mol.im/a/10084479 via @MailOnline11:40 AM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Kevin Durant left the Warriors to play with Kyrie. Now this… pic.twitter.com/S1mqKTlH7s11:37 AM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nets say Kyrie Irving won’t play until he’s a ‘full participant,’ nix idea of exclusively playing road games
cbssports.com/nba/news/nets-… pic.twitter.com/AwYyh84YvC11:35 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
If Kyrie Irving doesn’t play this season, the Nets basically had a week in San Diego seeing what life could’ve been like this season at full strength: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…11:35 AM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
The Nets sent Kyrie Irving a strong message this morning. masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…11:33 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
While I think this was the right thing for the Nets to do re: Irving — too big a disruption to have a star in and out of the lineup — I didn’t think they’d go this far. Nets are still a serious contender without Kyrie, and Durant/Harden didn’t want to damage that chance. – 11:32 AM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Another stint on @thehalftimeapp coming up today from 4-5ET, of course talking all things Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, and we’ll be previewing the rest of the East. Download here: apps.apple.com/us/app/halftim…11:29 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
On basketball stuff:
The Nets have more than enough depth to get by without Kyrie. They’ve got other PGs and Harden is basically a PG. They can do a lot of stuff lineup wise.
This does close the gap considerably though. For me, they’re favorites vs overwhelming favorites now. – 11:29 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Full Nets statement on Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/hkMrPCPR6G11:28 AM

Michael Dugat @mdug
Kyrie solidifying himself as the player that’s the most fun to watch while also hoping he’s never on a team you root for. – 11:26 AM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Patty Mills is now the best signing of the entire offseason.
He’s not Kyrie Irving but the Nets can hand Mills the keys to the car with the comfort that:
1) He’s a proven winner and champion
2) He’s capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone – 11:26 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
The Nets had to do what they had to do with Kyrie Irving. This is a team with championship aspirations, with two 30-something superstars who can’t go around throwing away ring opportunities with the distraction of someone who’s more committed to being a rebel than a good teammate – 11:24 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets announce Kyrie Irving is banned from team until he’s vaccinated nypost.com/2021/10/12/net… via @nypostsports11:23 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Brooklyn Nets will go without Kyrie for now. pic.twitter.com/jUMmSriUyW11:22 AM

Tina Cervasio @TinaCervasio
Now that #Nets GM Sean Marks has said,”…we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice w/the team until he is eligible to be a full participant … the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team…” Do you think Kyrie will get vaccinated? @fox5ny11:20 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Smart move by Brooklyn. Can’t have players being asked about Kyrie every day in every city they travel to…
Winning teams, even teams with tons of talent, need to focus on basketball during basketball season.
Also, have to assume KD and Harden signed off on Marks’ decision. – 11:19 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
One other thing with Kyrie and the Nets:
Will the Nets officially suspend him? If so, he can be moved to the Suspended List after three games (assuming the suspension is four or more games). That should give Brooklyn an additional roster spot to use. – 11:15 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Running this back from @YahooSports: Kyrie Irving made his choice and someone has to realize this part-time setup isn’t gonna work (The Nets did, and by Nets we mean you know who) yhoo.it/3atA8Y511:15 AM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Will Kyrie get paid for road games? 🤔 – 11:13 AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Kyrie for Marcus Smart, Romeo Langford and Josh Richardson works in the trade machine
(opens gasoline cannister, runs away) – 11:13 AM
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
Sam Amick @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/kuQpqqltsu11:03 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

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
Mark Medina @MarkG_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/c8WjiUj8hi11:02 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

More on this storyline

Multiple sources with direct knowledge of Irving’s decision have told The Athletic that Irving is not anti-vaccine and that his stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates. It’s a stance that Irving has explained to close teammates. To him, this is about a grander fight than the one on the court and Irving is challenging a perceived control of society and people’s livelihood, according to sources with knowledge of Irving’s mindset. It is a decision that he believes he is capable to make given his current life dynamics. “Kyrie wants to be a voice for the voiceless,” one source said. -via The Athletic / October 12, 2021
Tommy Beer: So, less relevant considering the Nets announcement this morning, but I just heard back from an official in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, and he affirmed that: Kyrie Irving is NOT permitted to play vs. the Knicks at Madison Square Garden unless/until he gets the vaccine. -via Twitter @TommyBeer / October 12, 2021

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