The COVID-19 vaccine has been at the center of much of the NBA’s early preseason drama. Despite the fact that 95% of the league has been vaccinated, several high-profile players have yet to be vaccinated, casting doubt on their status for the upcoming season. Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors was one of those who had not received a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is said to have changed this week. On Sunday afternoon, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Wiggins had been vaccinated. As a result, he’ll be able to play in Golden State’s home games this season because he’ll be in compliance with local government regulations. Wiggins will also be able to play in the Warriors’ first preseason game on Monday for
Andrew Wiggins got vaccinated, per Steve Kerr. He will be available for home games this season.
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Wiggins’ decision to get vaccinated will put an end to the harsh criticism he’s been subjected to in recent weeks. Some speculated that the Warriors should trade the former No. 1 overall pick, while others assumed that the team would simply penalize him financially for any games he missed. Thankfully, the Warriors won’t have to do either, and Wiggins should be able to continue playing with his teammates for the rest of the season.
BOOM: Famous anti-vaxxer NBA player Andrew Wiggins has finally been vaccinated, making him eligible to work.
Let’s make sure EVERY vaccine-hesitant person sees this… they just may follow his example!
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