Nets, NBA reviewing Kyrie Irving's actions after video of party
Jan 13 2021
ESPN's Adrian Wojnaowski and Malika Andrews are reporting that Irving is being investigated by the National Basketball Association for appearing maskless at a family birthday party. Wojnarowski and Andrews report he is expected to also miss Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Wednesday's game against the Knicks and Saturday's game against the Magic.
"In the videos - which began being widely shared on Monday night - a smiling Irving is dancing with his sister, Asia, on a confetti covered floor and clapping as she blows out candles".
He appears to be in great spirits in the videos, but the National Basketball Association likely won't view the situation quite as favorably. On Tuesday, the National Basketball Association escalated its restrictions, requiring players to stay at home when they aren't at the team facility.
If the video is found to be recent, then the National Basketball Association could fine him for violating the league's health and safety protocol.
Tuesday's game will be the Nets' 84th game since they signed Irving as a free agent in 2019. In the meantime, we will continue to stay focused on our organizational goals.
The league has already had to dole out one punishment. Should the video be found to be recent, Irving's absence would be extended until he can clear COVID-19 protocols. After an investigation, the league fined the Houston Rockets star $50,000 and he had to quarantine for four days while returning daily negative COVID-19 tests. Tonight will be the 4th game he's missed.