While New York City government employees may be celebrating their freedom from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, not everyone else is all that happy.
For one, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving will still be sitting out his games, as the mayor’s vaccine release doesn’t apply to him as a private employee. Irving has refused to take the COVID shot. He said in December he was promised an exemption, but it never happened.
As it turns out, the city has a separate private sector vaccine mandate that the mayor didn’t end, and since Irving does not want the shot, it means he’s sitting out the season until either he gives in or the mandates end.