NBA fines Kyrie Irving over protocol violation
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving fined $50,000 by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for attending a birthday party.
Early this week, it has been reported that the NBA has been conducting an investigation following a video of the basketball star went viral online while at a family birthday party without wearing a face mask.
NBA has been prohibiting their players to attend indoor gatherings of 15 or more people. This includes bars, clubs, lounges, and other establishments.
Kyrie Irving has not played in the NBA since January due to personal reasons.
At present, he is in a five-day quarantine period and is eligible to return on Saturday if his results turned out negative from COVID-19.
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was named the Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
A six-time All-Star and two-time member of the All-NBA Team, he won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.
In the 2016 NBA Finals, Irving made the championship-winning three-point field goal to complete the Cavaliers’ historic comeback over the Golden State Warriors.
On July 7, 2019, Irving signed with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency.
He has made history as the first player in NBA to score 50 points or more in a team debut during an overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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