Saturday, March 6, 2021
Home Sports Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving to miss seventh consecutive game

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving to miss seventh consecutive game

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, marking the seventh consecutive game he will miss as he continues to ramp up his on-court activity.

As Irving inches closer to returning to game action, his debut alongside James Harden and Kevin Durant could come on the Nets’ upcoming two-game road trip. The Nets are scheduled to play the Cavaliers on Jan. 20 and 22. Irving has played in Cleveland just once since his trade from the Cavs to the Celtics in 2017 — on opening night of the 2017-18 season.

Irving, who had been listed as questionable on Sunday night’s injury report, has not played in a game since Jan. 5.

For the first five games of his absence, Irving was listed as being out for personal reasons. While Irving was away from the team, footage of Irving dancing and standing next to his sister while she blew out candles at a family birthday party began circulating on social media.

The league’s COVID-19 safety protocols say that players are not allowed to go to bars, clubs and lounges or attend gatherings of 15 or more people. Irving was found to have violated those rules and was fined $50,000. Irving also forfeited over $800,000 in salary for the two games he had to miss while in quarantine.

League rules allow for players who have had to quarantine to have a few days to increase on-court workouts before rejoining their team in a game. The Nets did not have a formal practice over the weekend.

In a statement last week, Nets general manager Sean Marks said Irving will “have the opportunity to address his absence when he is ready to do so.”

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with revered Shia cleric in Iraq’s Najaf

The 45-minute papal meeting in the holy city of Najaf with the 90-year old al-Sistani -- who rarely appears in public -- represented one...

De Bruyne, Fernandes headline a Man City-dominated Manchester combined XI

Manchester City face Manchester United in the 185th Manchester derby on Sunday in a game that, less than two months ago, was shaping up...

‘Boss Level’ review: Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson star in an ultra-violent ‘Groundhog Day’ that’s surprisingly fun

The supporting cast, frankly, feels like something of a distraction. The controversial Mel Gibson plays the main bad guy, a pretty stock character, while...

It’s been a ‘mixed bag’, but most Canadian schools have kept students in class

Several of those buses passed Romana Siddiqui's home as she hustled her children out the door for school and handed out food and snacks...

Recent Comments