The Nets star is set to lose out on millions of dollars this year because of his covid-19 vaccine status. Here’s Kyrie Irving’s net worth and how much he could lose by not playing in home games.
Steve Nash admits Nets could be without Kyrie for foreseeable
Kyrie Irving is very much the talk of the NBA, as the Nets star is still unvaccinated against covid-19.
Per local policies, if Irving remains unvaccinated, he will be unable to play in all Nets home games this season.
He will also be prohibited from playing games against the Knicks, as well as home playoff games.
On Friday, a New York City Hall official told CNN Irving would be allowed to practise at the team’s facility.
However, his status for home games remains a huge stumbling block for the organisation.
Head coach Steve Nash said: “I think we recognise he’s not playing home games.
“We’re going to have to play without him this year. So it just depends on when, where and how much.”
What is Kyrie Irving’s 2021 net worth?
Kyrie Irving signed a four-year, $141 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 after two years with the Boston Celtics.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kyrie Irving has a net worth of $90 million.
However, his ineligibility to play home games due to being unvaccinated will have huge repercussions financially.
How much does Kyrie stand to lose?
Irving has reportedly earned more than $158 million in his career, with his Nets salary standing at $35 million.
However, Irving is set to lose millions should he remain unvaccinated.
According to the NY Times, because Kyrie was unable to play in Friday’s pre-season home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center, he forfeited $380,000.
According to the publication, $380,000 represents about one per cent of his base pay for the 2021-22 season..
ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports that Irving will miss out on $381,181 for every game missed.
If he were to miss all 41 home games this season, plus $762,362 for missing the two home pre-season games and another $762,362 for missing two games at Madison Square Garden, he could lose $15.6 million of his 2021/22 salary.
It now looks increasingly likely Kyrie will miss the season opener against the Bucks on 19 October.