Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash has admitted that his team will be without Kyrie Irving for predictable home games, due to problems with the vaccination status continue. On Friday, an official from New York City Hall told CNN that Irving will be cleared to train at the team's premises but will not be eligible to play in the Nets home games at Barclays Center in reason for the data vaccination mandate. The Nets must host their first match at home of the NBA regular season 2021-22 on October 24 against the Charlotte Hornets, although Irving looks set to miss out. I think we recognize he doesn't play home games Nash told reporters on Sunday. We are going definitely have to play without him this year. So it depends on when, where and how much. Find out more READ: Basketball star Andrew Wiggins on vaccination - Not something I wanted to do, but kinda forced to Seven-time All-Star Irving had spoken during league media day last month of his enthusiasm to play again in front of fans, but refused to Justin Robinson of the Bucks heads to the basket in the preseason game against the Nets. Kevin Durant and James Harden both played for the Nets, who beat 119-115 winners in a repeat match of last season's Eastern Conference semi-finals. Last season's final MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, did not appear for the champions - although the Greek will play in the part of a much stronger Bucks squad when the two teams meet again for Game One of the season in Milwaukee on October 19.