Recently, much of the talk about the Brooklyn Nets has revolved around point guard Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status.
Irving has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to reports. As a result of the vaccination requirements in New York City, the seven-time All-Star may not be able to play in any of his team’s home games this season. While Kevin Durant has stated that he is unconcerned about Irving, it appears that team owner Joe Tsai is becoming increasingly frustrated. Tsai told reporters today that if the Nets are serious about winning a championship, everyone on the team must be “pulling in the same direction.” ”
“So I hope to see Kyrie play to his full potential and win a championship with all of his teammates,” Tsai said via Brian Lewis of the New York Post .
Joe Tsai: “Whats our purpose this year? Its very very clear win a championship; and a championship team needs to have everybody pulling the same direction. So I hope to see Kyrie play fully and win a championship together with everybody else with all his teammates.” #nets#nba
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) September 30, 2021
Irving averaged 26 points per game. There are 9 and 6 points respectively. Last season, he averaged 0 assists per game and was having a good playoff run before an injury cut his season short.
Together, he, Durant, and James Harden form arguably the best trio in the NBA, and they help the Nets compete for a championship. That is, if they are able to stay on the court.
Irving’s reported refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine could keep him off the court for half of his team’s games this season.
It’s no surprise that Tsai is losing patience. Nokia News