New York City’s rules regarding vaccine mandates are ridiculous, and Kyrie Irving’s presence at Sunday’s game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets was further proof of that.
Irving has not been allowed to play in any Nets home games this season because he has not received a COVID-19 vaccine. Even though New York City recently lifted its vaccine mandate, Irving is still not allowed to play because Barclays Center falls under the private sector vaccine mandate that took effect in December. Irving can’t play, but he is welcome inside the arena.
Irving attended Saturday night’s ACC Tournament game between his alma mater Duke and Virginia at Barclays Center. He was shown sitting courtside. He then sat courtside again for Sunday’s Knicks-Nets game.