Instead of playing for the Nets Tuesday night, Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving attended a video call launch party for the Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, Tahanie Aboushi.
Aboushi tweeted a photo of the Zoom meeting, and Irving – who has been away from the Nets since last week – was among the more than 200 volunteers and supporters who attended.
The meeting, hosted by actress Cynthia Nixon, began at 7 p.m. 19 – ca. 40 minutes before the Nets tipped against the Denver Nuggets at the Barclays Center.
Irving, 28, has missed four straight games, including the team’s 122-116 victory on Tuesday.
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Irving has not spoken publicly since the uprising, but Monday night a video emerged of him apparently partying unmasked while celebrating his sister’s birthday.
The video was not dated.
Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement that the organization was aware of the video and “reviewed the circumstances with both Kyrie and the NBA to determine compliance with health and safety protocols.”
The NBA’s COVID-19 protocols prohibit players from attending bars, lounges or clubs or social gatherings with more than 15 people.
Irving is in the second season of a $ 136 million four-year contract.