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Unvaccinated Mavericks guard Trey Burke misses coronavirus test, loses game check

Mavericks guard Trey Burke

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 29: Trey Burke #3 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during a game against the Denver Nuggets on October 29, 2021 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Unvaccinated NBA players, unlike their vaccinated peers, must undergo regular coronavirus testing.

Mavericks guard Trey Burke ran into issues with that prior to Dallas’ loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

Associated Press:

Veteran Mavericks guard Trey Burke, who is unvaccinated, missed the COVID-19 testing window for the second time in four games and was unavailable, forfeiting another game check. Kidd said Burke will travel with the team for Wednesday night’s game at San Antonio.

“For us as the Mavs, we can only talk (to him) about it,” Kidd said. “He has the responsibility to show up on time.”

The testing is burdensome. Barring
union challenge, Burke will lose $34,389 per missed game.

Even more reason to get a vaccine that’s generally safe and reduces coronavirus contraction, spread and severe outcomes.