Sources: Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Sagas Could Lead to NBA Rule Changes

Sources: Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Sagas Could Lead to NBA Rule Changes

Sources: Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Sagas Could Lead to NBA Rule Changes Kyrie Irving's vaccination status and Ben Simmons' trade request could have ripple effects far beyond Brooklyn and Philadelphia. They may even impact the NBA and NBPA's next round of collective bargaining negotiations. There was never any confidence in league circles that the union would agree to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Both NBA and NBPA officials are quick to point out the overwhelming majority of players have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Yet team management and ownership figures across the league have voiced frustration about double standards for players like Irving, whom the NBA does not require to be vaccinated. Meanwhile, the league does require basketball and business operations staffers to be vaccinated, and they …
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