WATCH: Nets’ Kevin Durant Calls Out ‘Stupid’ Vaxx Policy, NYC Mayor Eric Adams

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Kevin Durant can’t even make sense out of New York City’s unwillingness to let the unvaccinated Kyrie Irving play.

Seen courtside at Barclays all weekend, but unable to play games, has lit a fire underneath the NBA community as New York City Mayor Eric Adams keeps Kyrie sidelined due to a restriction imposed on private-sector workers.

Footage of Kyrie also made the rounds on Sunday morning for the Nets’ matchup against the New York Knicks.

Irving has been granted every freedom available inside of Barclays Center, minus the ability to play for his team.

Brooklyn teammate Kevin Durant was noticeably fed up with the faulty standard in the postgame media session.

Durant called out the lack of sense in the city’s restriction.


“It’s ridiculous, I don’t understand it at all,” Durant said. “They lifted all of that in the arena, right? I don’t get it.”

“It just feels like at this point now, somebody’s trying to make a statement or point to flex their authority,” he added.

The 12-time All-Star zeroed in on the New York City mayor.

“Everybody out here looking for attention, and that’s what I feel that the mayor wants right now. Some attention. But he’ll figure out soon, he better.

“Are they fearing our safety? I don’t get it. We’re all confused, pretty much everybody in the world is confused at this point.

“Early on in the season people didn’t understand what was going on but now it’s just stupid. So hopefully Eric, dude, you gotta figure this out.”

Follow along on Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

Written by Alejandro Avila


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  1. Im pretty sure the new mayor didnt implement this policy and has been pretty clear he is against the current mandates. The city has already begun scaling back, BUT he also stated he isnt going to make an exception JUST FOR a privileged athlete. Which I can respect.

    ..and KD calling someone out for “seeking attention” that’s rich lol the dude just took office in January. Where has KD been with this energy?

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