New York mayor plans to lift vaccine mandate in coming weeks, allowing Kyrie Irving to play Nets home games
It was obviously only a matter of time until the rule changed.
The Glue Guys:
Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic:
NYC Mayor Eric Adams came closer today to saying he'll get rid of vaccine mandate & phase out vaccine passport.— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) February 23, 2022
Adams: "Yes, I can’t wait to get it done... I’m not going to get ahead of the science because I’m ready to get ahead of all of this & get back to a level of normalcy." pic.twitter.com/6Kr9DtOjkd
But Adams’ updated stance is a big deal to Irving and the Nets.
The Nets – who’ve lost 12 of 14 and fallen to eighth in the Eastern Conference – could still realize their championship potential. Kevin Durant is getting healthier. Ben Simmons is working toward his season debut. And now there’s a path for Irving to become a full-time player.
Time is running out to develop chemistry. So, Adams’ exact timeline could matter to the team. And Irving. He’s (probably) losing $381,181 per missed home game.