Hemmed in by a New York City COVID-19 vaccine mandate that covers pro athletes and would have limited Kyrie Irving to playing road games only, the Brooklyn Nets gave him an ultimatum: a.) get the shot or b.) take the 2021-22 season off.
Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about US$2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league's health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses.
The NBA released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams Tuesday, detailing how players who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccination will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions.