LeBron James confirmed that he was vaccinated for Covid-19 months after the initial suspicion

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“Everyone has their own choice to do what they think is right for them and their family and similar things,” James said at the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day in El Segundo, California. “I know I am very skeptical of all this (sic). But after completing my research and things of similar nature, I feel that it is not only the best for me, but also for my family and my friends. This is what I decided The reason for this is it.”

“It’s not a big deal,” James stammered, followed by a chuckle.

James said on Tuesday that although he was vaccinated, he could not impose this decision on others.

“We are talking about people’s bodies and well-being. Personally, I don’t think I should be involved in what other people should do for their bodies and livelihoods…. You have to do what is right for you and you The best thing about people is family,” James said.

James admits that his vaccination status is in the NBA and other league athletes Coping with vaccine hesitation Between the players. About 90% of NBA players are vaccinated, According to ESPN.

Some players are still skeptical about vaccines

The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to compete. However, referees and other staff who work closely with players must be fully vaccinated.

At the beginning of this month, The NBA warns that vaccines are mandatory If the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors players are not vaccinated or exempted, they will be banned from participating in home games this season.

The visiting team players who compete in the city arena are not included in the local government’s vaccination mission.

Kyrie Irving: NBA star is the latest star to refuse vaccination

CNN learned this week that the Knicks have fully vaccinated all players, while the Nets and Warriors have not yet done so, or have been exempted.

The league announced on Friday that the NBA rejected Golden State Warriors star Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from vaccination, which made him ineligible for home games until he met San Francisco’s vaccination requirements.

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving did not disclose his vaccination status on the Nets Media Day on Monday. He also did not say whether he hopes to be vaccinated or comply with the regulations when the Nets return home after the preseason game against the Lakers on Sunday.

He said he wanted to “keep these things secret.”

“I am a person first,” Irving said. “Obviously, living in this public domain, there are many questions about what is happening in Carey World, I think I just want to keep it private and deal with it in the right way, and plan forward with my team.”

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac Tweet from his verified account On Sunday, he believed it was a man’s “God has given him the right to decide whether vaccination is right for you! Period!”
NBA legend Karim Abdul-Jabbar calls for the removal of unvaccinated players from the team

Isaac clarified his comments at a press conference on Monday, saying that he is not anti-vaccine, anti-medical or anti-science.

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal Can’t compete At the Tokyo Olympics after participating in the American Basketball Health and Safety Regulations, he said he did not “feel pressure” to get the vaccine. ESPN report.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Karim Abdul-Jabbar Tang Lemon of CNN told CNN on Monday that unvaccinated players “do not behave like good teammates or good citizens.”

“This is a war we are involved in. Masks and vaccines-they are the weapons we use to fight this war,” Abdul-Jabbar said.

Abdul-Jabbar also told Rolling Stone Players who have not been vaccinated should be removed from the team.

CNN’s Christina Zdanowicz and Sana Noor Haq contributed to this report.



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