The base Kyrie Irving was not present this Monday at the presentation to the press of the new NBA season of the Brooklyn Nets due to local protocols against the covid-19 pandemic, according to US media.
Irving, one of the three superstars of the Nets, participated in the so-called ‘Media Day’ through a press video conference in which he refused to confirm if he had received the vaccine against covid-19 and also to state his position in this matter, requesting respect for your privacy.
Shortly before, the digital medium The Athletic had advanced that Irving would not participate in the day for media by not complying with the protocols against the New York pandemic, which triggered doubts about whether the point guard will be able to compete in the home matches of his team in the season that kicks off on October 19.
“Obviously I cannot be there today, but that does not mean that I will put any limits on myself in the future to be able to join the team,” Irving said in the video conference.
The 29-year-old point guard declined to answer questions about his position on the coronavirus vaccine and its future availability to the Nets at home court games.
“I’d like to keep those things private and handle them in the right way with my team and move forward with a plan together,” Irving concluded. “Everything will be released in due course once we have this cleared up. From now on, please respect my privacy.
Last week, Rolling Stone magazine published an article on the vaccination situation in the NBA and estimated, according to unidentified league sources, that between 50 and 60 players have not received any doses.
The article also noted that Irving, who is one of the vice presidents of the NBA Players Association, had “like” Instagram posts promoting satanic conspiracies about giving black people vaccines to control them. through a large computer.
In addition to New York, the city of San Francisco (California) also requires professional athletes to show proof of vaccination to compete on indoor courts.
Canadian Andrew Wiggins, of the Golden State Warriors, demanded an exemption for religious reasons to be able to play on his court without being vaccinated but the NBA denied the request. (AFP)