Unvaccinated NBA players in New York City and San Francisco will not be paid for missed games resulting from local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that prevent them from playing, the league announced Wednesday.
“Any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games that he misses,” Mike Bass, the NBA’s executive vice president of communications, said in a statement Wednesday morning.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving didn’t attend team’s media day at the Barclays Center on Monday as a result of the order in New York, which went into effect earlier this month. Next month is the start of regular season and we will have to wait and see if the NBA will make announcements for the whole club.
CJ McCollum tweeted on Monday, that 90% of the league is vaccinated, but as players continue to speak out against vaccines the NBA will have to consider a mandate.