The National Basketball Association will fine Kyrie Irving for partying instead of playing for the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA fined Irving $50,000 for attending an indoor party. He would also forfeit salaries for games missed due to the five-day quarantine.
He will forfeit his salary for two games worth around $817,000. That was the number of games the Nets played during his quarantine period. Last Monday, videos showed Irving at his sister’s birthday party. He wasn’t wearing any mask.
The NBA investigated Irving’s absence from the Nets game. According to the league’s health and safety protocols, players can’t attend indoor social gatherings of more than 15 people. Also, players can’t enter lounges, clubs, and bars.
Kyrie Irving Parties Instead of Playing
Irving hadn’t played a single game with the Nets since Thursday last week. According to an affordable sportsbook pay per head, he missed his sixth straight game when Brooklyn played against Orlando Saturday.
Unlike the previous five games, Irving is out due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Players who failed to comply with the rules are subject to fines, suspensions, or warnings. Repeat offenders would be subjected to more severe punishments.
According to the best sportsbook pay per head, James Harden had to pay $50,000 earlier this year for violating health and safety protocols. A video showed Harden at a club without a mask. Only Harden and Irving have been investigated and fined for breaking coronavirus protocols.
Based on bookie pay per head reviews and news sources, Harden is now part of the Nets after a multi-team trade. He hasn’t played with Irving yet. He had a triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists during his Nets debut. Also, Kevin Durant added 42 points, four rebounds, and five assists. It felt like the two players were back in their form when they were teammates in Oklahoma.