Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was named the Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Kyrie Irving: Nyc vaccine mandate| Can play at home| College
Nyc vaccine mandate:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday said he’ll sign an order exempting the New York-based professional athletes and performers — not just the already-spared visiting performers — from a workers’ Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
The exemption extends to city-based singers and other entertainers. The decision has drawn discontent from unions of other types of workers, arguing either that the wider mandate isn’t necessary or that people fired for not adhering to it should be reinstated.
Can play at home:
Brooklyn originally didn’t want a full-time player but reversed that decision in December. Irving returned to play in January, but only in games not in New York City or Toronto.
During his 20 games, Irving averaged 28.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Stats like these are going to be a big boost in the final nine games. Had the restriction not been lifted, he would have been able to play in only two of those.
Making a star debut for Duke University, he was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Though he left college and his intended journalism degree early, the NBA star made a pact with his father to finish college in the next five years.
He wasn’t just skilled on the court, but his 3.5 GPA displayed hard work. He went from top 90 players, to top five so he was highly respected. Irving spent his college years at Duke University to play for the prestigious Coach Krzyzewski , but due to an injury, he couldn’t play for three months in his first year.