This is either the Brooklyn Nets putting their collective feet down, or one last-ditch effort to get Kyrie Irving vaccinated before the start of the 2021-22 season.

On Tuesday morning, Nets general manager Sean Marks officially announced that Irving, who is the lone vaccination holdout on the Brooklyn roster, would not be allowed to play or practice alongside his teammates, be it at Barclays Center, the HSS Training Center or on the road this season.

“Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” Marks said in a team-issued statement.

Kyrie Irving has remained firm on his non-vaccinated status, forcing the Nets to ban him from practice or playing alongside his teammates. AP Photo by Elise Amendola This is either the Brooklyn Nets putting their collective feet down, or one last-ditch effort to get Kyrie Irving vaccinated before the […]

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