Kyrie Irving out for the rest of the week after mask-less video surfaces


Kyrie Irving takes the practice of load management to the next level.

The Brooklyn Nets goalie is expected to be out the rest of the week after a video surfaces a maskless Kyrie at a big birthday party for her sister Asia.

Snippets circulating on social media show Irving dancing and mingling with a large group of people.

Nets general manager Sean Marks released a statement regarding the video which is under review by NBA officials.

“We are aware of a video on social media featuring Kyrie Irving at a family reunion,” Marks said. “We are reviewing the circumstances with Kyrie and the NBA to determine compliance with health and safety protocols.”

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“Kyrie will have a chance to talk about his absence when he’s ready to do so.”

Irving was already missing his fourth game in a row tonight as the team take on Denver, but sources have now told ESPN that the distant All-Star will be out for at least the rest of the week.

If the Nets guard turned out to be breaking league policy, he could lose up to $ 410,000 per game.

Marks had previously released a statement regarding Kyrie’s return, but now it looks like league officials will determine when they’ll be back on the pitch.

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“Kyrie is staying away from the team for personal reasons. The date of his return has not yet been finalized. Until then, we will continue to stay focused on our organizational goals. “

COVID-19 League guidelines prohibit players from going to clubs, bars, lounges or from being in groups of 15 or more.

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The investigation comes as the NBA tightens restrictions in the wake of growing coronavirus cases.

Irving’s first-round pick in the 2011 draft, has been out for personal reasons since the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


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