The Brooklyn Nets could start the season without their All-Star guard Kyrie Irving due to New York City mandates on being vaccinated to participate in indoor events. Irving is one of the few players in the NBA continuing to hold out on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, which could lead to him missing home games. 

Irving wasn't in attendance for the Nets media day on Monday but spoke with reporters via Zoom. He told media members that he's "living in this public sphere, it's just a lot of questions about what's going on in the world of Kyrie." However, he wasn't going to disclose his vaccination status because it is a private matter. 

"I appreciate your question, bro," Irving said. "Honestly, I like to keep that stuff private, man." He said he would "handle it the right way with my team and go forward together with a plan. So, you know, obviously, I'm not able to be present there today. But that doesn't mean that I'm putting any limits on the future of me being able to join the team."