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Unvaccinated players in markets with local COVID restrictions will now be banned from arenas unless they have a medical or religious exemption. That means anyone playing for the Warriors (San Francisco), Nets (New York), or Knicks (New York) who has not been vaccinated won’t be allowed in their home arenas.
This is a violation of human rights and needs to be remedied immediately.
We look forward to LeBron James’ input on this domestic issue, as rumors say he remains unvaccinated. It would be poetic justice for LeBron to speak out against vaccine mandates after all he’s said the past decade.
This follows local governmental policies, meaning unvaccinated players on the Nets, Knicks and Warriors are not allowed to play in home games. Visiting players are exempt from the vaccination requirements in NYC and SF. https://t.co/fPePW722Og
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 1, 2021
The NBA is now taking this a step further than the NFL. Roger Goodell and his goons are making life miserable as a private industry, which makes sense, even though we disagree with the move. Basketball is now utilizing local protocols to cook unvaccinated players out of their shells. It’s pressure that will absolutely lead to a boatload of phony medical and religious exemptions.
Will LeBron James come out as a Buddhist to avoid a vaccine he doesn’t need? Or will he stand up and fight before — god forbid — LA Mayor Eric Garcetti throws the clamps back on the city’s freedoms? Something’s gotta give.