Brooklyn Nets say point guard Kyrie Irving will not play for the team until he is eligible to become "a full participant" under New York City COVID-19 vaccine rules.
Irving is unvaccinated but regulations state all athletes who play or practice in the city have to be vaccinated.
The 29-year-old can play in away games but Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has ruled that out as an option.
The NBA said recently that any player who chooses not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for the games they miss.
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