Life goes on for the Brooklyn Nets despite Kyrie Irving’s stubborn insistence on not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. He joined the the Nets in their first home practice but was forced to stay home on Monday as the team went on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason game.

Reportedly, Irving not traveling with the team was a decision made by Nets coach Steve Nash. The former two-time MVP has already said they’re preparing for scenarios without Irving, who will not be allowed to play in cities with strict vaccination protocols. That includes New York.

When asked about the call to play without Irving against the Sixers, Nash’s comment was pretty telling (via New York Daily News reporter Kristian Winfield).

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“We’re just trying to take our time to figure out what everything means.”

By the looks of it, it seems Nash is running out of patience in dealing with the Irving situation. He was hoping to get Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden for the full shebang this season after playing just eight games together last campaign due to injuries. But with Irving continuing to hold out on inoculation, it looks like the Nets’ vaunted Big Three will be reduced to a Big Two for a huge chunk of the season.

Kyrie Irving has posted cryptic messages on Twitter, but it’s unclear if they’re connected to the issue at all. What’s clear though is that Steve Nash doesn’t appreciate the matter, especially with the Nets being a heavy favorite.