By Jerry Wein
NBA players who are forced to miss games due to the executive orders governing vaccination requirements in both New York and San Francisco will not be paid for any games they miss.
“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.
Both cities passed executive orders in recent weeks that could affect the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors.
The order in New York, which applies to the Barclays Center, requires one COVID-19 shot. To enter San Francisco’s Chase Center, a person must be fully vaccinated.
Nets star Kyrie Irving was not at the 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.
During the Warriors’ media day, Andrew Wiggins said his vaccination status was “private” ahead of that order going into effect next month before the start of the regular season.