Nets will pay Kyrie Irving not to play road games, believe he’s still unhappy with decision to sit him
Kyrie Irving will miss Nets home games due to New York City’s vaccine mandate.
Irving will miss Nets home games and practices due to the team’s decision.
Nets general manager Sean Marks:
The players’ union might object to Irving having his pay docked for missing home games. But it was always going to be difficult for the Nets not to pay Irving for missed road games when it’s their choice. As much as Irving pressed Brooklyn into a predicament, he is still eligible for road games.
We’ll see how Irving reacts to all this, including Marks revealing the guard is unvaccinated. Though that had been reported, neither Irving nor the team had actually confirmed it before. The team said Irving wasn’t eligible to play due to the city’s mandate – hardly an effective smokescreen, but technically a concealment nonetheless. Irving had requested privacy.
Now, all these issues are being laid bare.