The Brooklyn Nets are considering paying a small penalty so Kyrie Irving can play at home at the Barclays Center.
Just a few months ago, the unvaccinated star guard was banned from playing for the Nets at home or on the go.
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The Nets, however, had a heart change, after a losing downturn left them 2.5 games behind the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference.
After entering the NBA’s health and safety record, Irving was allowed to return to the Nets for away games only.
Irving gained immediate influence, and scored 22 points in a win over the Indiana Pacers last Wednesday.
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New York City is under a vaccine mandate that prevents Irving from playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But a loophole in former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement could allow Irving to play at the Barclays Center.
According to Stefan Bondy from New York Daily News, the maximum penalty for violating the order is a fine of $ 5,000. It’s money for billionaire Nets owner Joe Tsai.
However, sports analysts say Irving should be forced to get the vaccines, as $ 5,000 would be a necessity for the average New Yorker.
MSN Sports author Ricky O’Donnell argue:
“A $ 5,000 fine is a huge deterrent to any normal person who wants to break the NYC mandate. Tsai and Irving are not normal people. They are ridiculously rich. Just because the fine would be a big change for them, do it. not really. .”
Question: Would you pay the fine so Irving can play at home?