While social media is all abuzz about Kyrie Irving missing games and practices for the Brooklyn Nets, the team seems nonplussed by the situation. Nets players are unmoved by Irving's vaccination status.

Nets General Manager Sean Marks said, “It’s definitely out in the Twitterverse more than it is in our locker room, without a doubt. All I can tell you is what he’s told everybody: It’s a private matter, and he needs to talk to the right people and figure out in his close circle what he wants to do.”

With or without Irving, Brooklyn has championship aspirations. Many experts consider them to be the favorites, even if Irving doesn't play. Those expectations are something the Nets own. “We’re not going to shy away from what our expectations are," said Marks." But you have to own it in a humble way knowing that we haven’t done anything yet.