Michael Jordan favors NBA Covid protocol, hopes stars like Kyrie Irving nod
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, urges all NBA players to follow league protocol and get vaccinated before the coming season.
While players such as Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving are likely to miss regular season games due to their non-vaccination, Jordan told NBC’s “Today Show” on Monday that he was okay with the Covid- mandates. 19 in the league.
“I am in total unison with the league”, the six-time NBA champion says the show. “And I think everyone’s been talking about vaccinations, and, you know, I really believe in science. I’m going to stick with that and hopefully everyone abides by the rules set by the league. I think once everyone buys it will be fine. ”
Net’s Irving was unable to travel with the Nets to Philadelphia on Monday, missing his first road game of the preseason, and will not be able to speak at Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden until he is vaccinated. As it stands, he could play Brooklyn’s season opener later this month in Milwaukee.
“We’re just trying to navigate this thing,” Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters ahead of Monday’s game. “We don’t really know what’s going to happen tomorrow. We’re just trying to take our time to figure out what it all means. ”
Seven-time star Irving averaged 26.9 points per game last season for the Nets.