Nets fined $50K for letting Kyrie in locker room

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The Brooklyn Nets were fined $50,000 for allowing Kyrie Irving to enter the team’s locker room during halftime of Sunday’s 110-107 win at Barclays Center.

Irving, who is unvaccinated, was allowed to attend Sunday’s home game as a spectator for the first time this season. However the league said in a statement that the Nets violated local New York City law and league health and safety protocols by permitting Irving to come into the team’s locker room.

Irving is allowed to enter the arena but not the workplace environment, and the locker room is considered part of the Nets’ workplace environment at the Barclays Center. The NBA is fining the organization, not Irving, for the violation.

Kevin Durant called out New York City mayor Eric Adams after Sunday’s game, calling the policy that allows Irving to attend games at Barclays as a fan but not as a player “ridiculous.”

“But it just didn’t make any sense. There’s unvaxxed people in this building already,” Durant said. “We got a guy who can come in the building, I guess, are they fearing our safety? I don’t get it. We’re all confused. Pretty much everybody in the world is confused at this point. Early on in the season people didn’t understand what was going on, but now it just looks stupid. So hopefully, Eric, you got to figure this out.”

Source: ESPN NBA


Author: Ellen Garcia