The NBA has stepped in regarding the situation with Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, hitting him with a $50,000 fine as well as making him take part in a five-day quarantine.
Irving has been away from the Nets for “personal reasons,” but he is slated to be back with the club Saturday if he continues to test negative for COVID-19.
The Nets point guard has been absent from the team for the last five games, but made headlines earlier this week when he was pictured at a family party in a club, which is one of the reason he was forced to quarantine.
ESPN reports that Irving will have to give up his game check for the two games that he missed while he was in the five-day quarantine.
The total that Irving is out according to ESPN is $816,898.
The video of Irving at the family party showed him not wearing a mask and dancing and standing next to his sister, Asia, whose birthday the family was reportedly celebrating.
The league has said they will look into the video to see what violations Irving may have committed while away from the team.
If Irving does come back for Saturday’s game, it could be must-see TV. Not only would Irving be back, but James Harden is also likely to make his debut with the Nets. The team acquired Harden on Wednesday from the Houston Rockets.