Kyrie Irving returns to training

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The Brooklyn Nets are welcoming back seven-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving for games and practices in which he is eligible, after he missed the first two months of the season over his refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Irving was ruled ineligible to play at home due to a New York City mandate requiring proof of vaccine to enter large indoor spaces and the Nets previously said the guard would not play or practice with the team until he could be a full participant.

The 29 year old, who averaged 26.9 points per game last season and joined Brooklyn in 2019, told ESPN in October that he was “being true to what feels good” by choosing not to get the vaccine.