Let Kyrie Come Home
The rules make no sense
Is there a science-based rationale for why Kyrie Irving can’t play home games?
I know it’s not the NBA’s call and I know it’s not the greatest of Covid downsides, but still: Isn’t this dumb? Isn’t this useless? Shouldn’t we say as much?
I can tell you that people within the NBA are talking like this. It’s happening among the players, in basketball ops and with the trainers. Most are tired of what they see as Covid Kabuki.
And why is that? Well, in a way, it’s for a very encouraging reason. The Omicron variant is ripping through the league but, like a ghost, barely grazing what it touches. Why do you think LeBron James is posting memes about Covid’s lack of impact? I mean, besides his general impulsiveness as a social media user? I’d hazard it’s because he and many other players are reacting to what they see on the ground level: All day, every day, governed by what they perceive as the threat of a paper tiger.