Kyrie Irving is making his way back to the basketball court. It has been announced that he will be able to play in home games as COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened.
Irving was barred from playing basketball after he refused to get the COVID vaccine during the time when local protocols mandated that every sports player had to be vaccinated. However, the vaccine mandate is set to be lifted.
According to reports, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has lifted the mandate for athletes and performers. This decision came after it was imposed by former Mayor Bill De Blasio as part of a bigger order that all New York City workers in the private sector must show proof of vaccination.
“We’re going to do it in the right way. We’re going to follow the science… we’re going to make the right decision,” Mayor Adams said.
He continued, “And in New York, no matter what you do, this is 8.8. Million people and 30 million opinions, so you’re never to satisfy New Yorkers, so you must go with the logic, your heart, and the science.”
For Kyrie Irving, he could return to the court for Sunday’s March 27th game when the Nets play against the Charlotte, Hornets.