The Brooklyn Nets and general manager Sean Marks have put out an official statement about Kyrie Irving’s absence and recent social media-revealed activity:
Irving has been away from the Nets since last Thursday on a personal leave of absence, but was seen in videos circulating on social media celebrating family birthdays in a large public gathering without observing COVID-19 protocols (i.e. wearing a mask).
Head coach Steve Nash was asked about the situation prior to Tuesday night's game with the Nuggets, and said that he hadn't seen the video, and left it at what Marks had put out publicly.
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