Brooklyn Nets' James Harden frustrated with Kyrie Irving's part-time status

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Brooklyn Nets' James Harden frustrated with Kyrie Irving's part-time status

Brooklyn Nets star guard James Harden is frustrated by Kyrie Irving's part-time status, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. The New York City mandates all individuals who want to attend indoor events to be vaccinated. Irving refused to get vaccinated before the start of the season so the Nets sent him home because they didn't want to have Irving part-time.

Following a COVID-19 outbreak within the Nets, the team decided to return Irving to the team. Irving made his season debut earlier this month but he is still only available for road games. Per Jake Fischer, Nets head coach Steve Nash's fluid rotations have also disappointed Harden.

Also, Harden hasn't enjoyed living in Brooklyn.

Harden more frustrated after Irving's latest comments

After Kevin Durant suffered an injury, Irving was whether he would reconsider taking the vaccine. Irving went off on reporters after the question.

"That's what I think comes into a lot of this culture and basketball and sport and entertainment,'' Irving said. "You bring in teams and you bring in situations. Kev's going to heal, Kev's going to be OK, and we're going to have to deal with that as his teammates.

But in terms of where I am with my life outside of this, I stay rooted in my decision. And that's just what it is. "It's not going to be swayed just because of one thing in this NBA life. That somehow it's brought to my attention as being more important than what's going on in the real world.

It's just not happening for me. Again, I respect everyone else's decision, I'm not going to ever try to convince anyone of anything or any of that, I'm just standing rooted in what I believe in. And though we're dealing with this right now with Kev, I just know that I'm protected by the organization, I'm protected by my teammates, I'm protected by all the doctors I've talked to. And I just stand rooted."