Kyrie Irving To Be Cleared To Play Home Games Amid Changes To New York City Vaccine Mandate

Kyrie Irving is expected to play in the Brooklyn Nets upcoming home game on Sunday, pending expected changes to the New York City vaccine mandate on Thursday (March 24).

The private sector COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemption will allow Kyrie and other athletes and performers in the workplace without being vaccinated.

If everything goes according to plan, Kyrie will be able to suit up against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

According to Politico:

On Thursday the mayor is expected to declare his decision to reverse the private-sector vaccine mandate specifically for performers and athletes in local venues, including Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets, and both Citi Field in Queens and Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Just in time for the beginning of the Major League Baseball season (April 1).

Kyrie Irving was scrutinized throughout the NBA season for not abiding by the New York City COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

It appears professional baseball has more political pull than professional basketball.

Source: CBS Sports and Politico

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