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Despite Initial Skepticism, LeBron James Confirms he and his Family Have Gotten COVID-19 Vaccination

Despite Initial Skepticism, LeBron James Confirms he and his Family Have Gotten COVID-19 Vaccination

The National Basketball Association has a 90% vaccination rate in an effort to fight the effects of the coronavirus. There has been speculation among who is among the 10% who hasn’t gotten the shot. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James confirmed on Tuesday that he has indeed gotten vaccinated.

According to CBS News, the future Hall of Famer stated that although his skepticism for the vaccination was once high, he said that it boiled down to doing what was “best suited” for his immediate family.

“I think everyone has their own choice — to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family and things of that nature,” James told reporters on the Lakers’ annual media day for the upcoming basketball season. “I know that I was very (skeptical) about it all but after doing my research. I felt like it was best suited for not only me but for my family and my friends.”

Although the NBA hasn’t made it mandatory for the players to be vaccinated, it’s been reported that 90% of the players have been vaccinated. The Lakers have also reported that they have a 100% vaccination rate amongst its roster of players.

“We’re talking about individuals’ bodies. We’re not talking about something that’s, you know, political or racism or police brutality,” James said. “So I don’t feel like, for me personally, I should get involved in what other people should do with their bodies and their livelihoods.”

Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors player Andrew Wiggins will not play at the Chase Center due to state regulations regarding unvaccinated employees. He is part of the 10% of players who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated.

Wiggin requested an exemption from the league for religious reasons, but the NBA denied that request on Sept. 24.

During the offseason, the NBA struck agreements to have virtually everyone involved in games, referees, coaches, stat-crew workers, and anyone else who will be in proximity to players on or off the court in NBA arenas to be vaccinated to participate.

Despite Initial Skepticism, LeBron James Confirms he and his Family Have Gotten COVID-19 Vaccination

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