New York sports in 2021 was fully of drama, progress, disappointment and another year of zero 'Big 4' championships. However, it's always a good year in Big Apple sports. That's because there is always something fun to talk about. There are enough major sports soap operas to interest a few cities, nonetheless one. This year was no different. I'm not going to spoil the ending but you know that somehow COVID 19 will find its way on to our list.
He's back! Kyrie Irving apparently has won the staring contest with his team, New York City and the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets are bringing the All-Star guard back as a part-time player for games exclusively played outside of New York City, according to sources as told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "The unfolding circumstances of Brooklyn's season - including injuries, players lost to health and safety protocols and an inordinate minutes load on their superstar players led the team to this move" according to Wojnarowski.
Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams was elected Mayor of New York City and will be sworn it at midnight on January 1st. Remember that date. Adams will succeed fellow Democrat, Mayor Bill deBlasio. The current mayor has implemented a policy that has put requirement on all city workers to be vaccinated or face unpaid leave. Also, all fans attending events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center must be vaccinated. Included in his city wide mandate is something which is baffling. The mandate allows unvaccinated visiting athletes or performers to compete or perform in the indoor arena's but all home team athletes must be vaccinated.