Saturday 30 October 2021
“It’s not a question of faith, but of science”: Boss pressure on NBA superstars willing to vaccinate
The owner of the Brooklyn Nets hopes that basketball star Kyrie Irving, who has not been available for his team for weeks, will be vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible. That’s what Joe Tsai told US broadcaster ESPN. The co-founder of Chinese trading platform Alibaba said for him it was not a question of faith whether someone would get vaccinated or not. “I think it’s a fact. It’s science.”
- Regarding a possible contract extension with Irving, After this season, must sign a four-year contract with a salary of US$187 million, according to NBA rulesAccording to the broadcaster, Tsai did not want to speak. “The real question is whether he can still play this season – and I hope he gets vaccinated as soon as possible,” he said.
- Irving is one of the few NBA professionals who has not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Because of New York’s rules for non-vaccinated people He is not allowed to attend nets games or train there. The team is completely doing without him at the moment.
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