Light was at the end of the tunnel for Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets after all as the New York government finally decided to change the private sector vaccine mandate that didn’t allow athletes or performers to do their jobs. Mayor Eric Adams decided to give Kyrie Irving the best possible birthday gift he could, as per reports. This means that the point guard will be able to play at Barclays Center once again on Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets.
Pending official confirmation, journalist Shams Charania was one of the first to report Kyrie Irving will finally get to play at home in front of his own crowd. Nes that also comes on a day when Irving is playing against the Memphis Grizzlies in one of his last away games of the season.
If the mandate wasn’t lifted by mayor Adams, Kyrie Irving only had four games left with the Nets but this new decision will get him to play a total of 10 games left in the rest of the regular season. If he doesn’t fall injured, this could be the biggest opportunity the Nets have to make the playoffs and maybe even go further.
With Kevin Durant and Irving himself playing at this level, they seem quite difficult to beat for any opponent they face. Now that the Nets will have the other major star playing all games for them, they can secure top performance levels against key rivals in their conference before the end of the regular season.