Enigmatic Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has been disciplined by the NBA for breaching coronavirus health and safety protocols.
The NBA has fined the Nets' Kyrie Irving $50,000 for violating the league's health and safety protocols and assigned him a five-day quarantine— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 15, 2021
He will forfeit more than $400,000 in salary per game for those missed during quarantine at a rate of 1/81.6 of his season salary pic.twitter.com/oaj4u0dWHm
The Nets point guard has missed the team’s last five games for personal reasons. During this period he was also spotted on social media at family party while not wearing a mask. The NBA’s rules prohibit attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people or entering bars, lounges, clubs or similar establishments.
The league announced that Irving, who will earn more than $33 million this season, will have to cough up a $50,000 fine for his antics. On top of this, and in what might be a bigger blow to his hip pocket, Irving will have to surrender salary for any games missed during his five-day quarantine period, which ends tomorrow.
According to Marc Stein of the Washington Post, Irving will be down more than $400,000 per game, with the All Star point guard already missing for two.
In seven games this season, Irving has averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals.