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New York City Mayor Planning To 'Phase Out' Vaccine Mandates, Allowing Kyrie Irving To Play Home Games

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The Brooklyn Nets already look like a dangerous team following the addition of Ben Simmons before the trade deadline struck. The current 8th seed in the Eastern Conference is still considered a threat for the rest of the squads, and things can get only better for them in the future. 

Kevin Durant is still sidelined, and Ben Simmons is working to get back to the competition, while Kyrie Irving remains a part-time player. That could change soon, according to New York City mayor Eric Adams. 

The 61-year-old politician recently stated that the vaccine mandates could be removed in the following weeks, which would allow people like Kyrie Irving to attend places they couldn't before. Shams Charania of The Athletic points out that the current rules remain, but we'll likely see a change in the following weeks. 

New York City has a plan to phase out the vaccine mandate in the coming weeks, Mayor Eric Adams says, at which point Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving would be cleared for home games.

Spokesperson adds that current rules remain in place.

This would be a huge boost for Kyrie and the Nets. Even with Durant inactive, having two players like Simmons and Irving carrying the lead would be incredible for Steve Nash. We're entering the final stage of the regular season and the Nets are struggling to get things going. They still have chances to get out of play-in positions and climb to the top of the leaderboard. 

With Irving and Simmons helping the squad while KD is out, they will have a bigger chance to take over and surpass the rest of the teams. This is great news for Kyrie and the Nets and could be the boost they need down the stretch. 

He's been playing away games, but having him on the road and at home is something the Nets have been dreaming about since last year.