COVID-19 vaccine will not be required for NBA players ahead of new season
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: COVID-19 vaccine will not be required for NBA players ahead of new season

I know members felt that the Lakers may follow suit, with the nets, warriors, etc.. Good news to me.

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One of the biggest questions heading into the 2021-22 NBA season was if the league would require players to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and on Tuesday we got our answer. The league will not require vaccinations for players, according to Baxter Holmes and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The National Basketball Players Association has reportedly refused to budge from its stance against mandatory shots for players. 

While players won't be required to get vaccinated, a vast majority already have been. Around 85 percent of the league's players are vaccinated, a league spokesman said recently, via the New York Times. Unvaccinated players will be subject to a much stricter set of health and safety protocols compared to their vaccinated peers. 


https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/covid-19-vaccine-will-not-be-required-for-nba-players-ahead-of-new-season-per-report/
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:37 pm    Post subject:

I read the decision as regardless of how this may have played out, there is no way the union would sign off on a mandate.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:53 pm    Post subject:

well NFL did a good job of having players vaccinated and they are a little more conservative than NBA so im sure most players will be vaccinated
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject:

I think Bazemore and Dwight are both anti-vax, or were at one point. Hopefully they changed their minds and got vaccinated
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject:

The issue for those who do not get vaccinated is the possibility of missing games. If that particular player is a real core piece of a team that they rely upon, things could get really complicated then.

Personally, I think it will always be a matter of personal choice, in this case that personal choice should be yes.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:15 pm    Post subject:

a mistake; IMO
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:56 pm    Post subject:

Schroeder is gonna be happy hearing about this
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:26 pm    Post subject:

They should just play all the games outdoors for a season.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:39 pm    Post subject:

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Schroeder is gonna be happy hearing about this


I wonder if Schroeder's dance with the protocol was a contributing factor of why he fell flat in the playoffs and ended up a Celtic.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:57 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
They should just play all the games outdoors for a season.


Yeah, people could even bring their pets!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:34 am    Post subject:

And if more and more games need to get postponed or more and more players miss time because of player catching covid. I wonder how long that will stand.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:35 am    Post subject:

LakerDYnasty72 wrote:
The issue for those who do not get vaccinated is the possibility of missing games. If that particular player is a real core piece of a team that they rely upon, things could get really complicated then.


And if that player is around their teammates or an opposing team then what happens?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:39 am    Post subject:

"Referees and all team and arena personnel who interact with players are required to get vaccinated

While players won't be required to get vaccinated, a vast majority already have been. Around 85 percent of the league's players are vaccinated, a league spokesman said recently, via the New York Times.

Unvaccinated players will be subject to a much stricter set of health and safety protocols compared to their vaccinated peers. The league won't test fully-vaccinated players regularly this season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Earlier this month, the league told teams that new local COVID-19 requirements in New York and San Francisco regarding vaccine requirements will be enforced for members of the teams in those cities -- Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks -- including players, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption, per ESPN."

So if you're playing the Nets, Knicks or Warriors, if you aren't vaccinated, you don't play, I assume.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 am    Post subject:

So Lebron going to miss some games?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:20 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:

Earlier this month, the league told teams that new local COVID-19 requirements in New York and San Francisco regarding vaccine requirements will be enforced for members of the teams in those cities -- Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks -- including players, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption, per ESPN."

So if you're playing the Nets, Knicks or Warriors, if you aren't vaccinated, you don't play, I assume.


Not quite. This applies to players on the Nets, Knicks, and Warriors. It does not apply to visiting teams. This was clarified a week or two ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:25 am    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
And if more and more games need to get postponed or more and more players miss time because of player catching covid. I wonder how long that will stand.


The vaccine doesn't prevent you from getting covid.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:44 pm    Post subject:

markjay wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
They should just play all the games outdoors for a season.


Yeah, people could even bring their pets!


That actually sounds like a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Translation: LeBron said no.


Regardless good for these players(seriously).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:10 am    Post subject:

KAT calls out anti-vaxxers after losing his mother to Covid:

“Every day I see a new excuse why people ain’t getting the vaccine. Ya starting to get creative with these “reasons” though and it’s actually funny… It never matters to people until it happens to them. I hope no one has to deal with what I’ve had to and still continue to deal with.”
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject:

I'm sorry for KAT's loss but he also doesn't know why people don't want to get the vaccine its their decision not his.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:25 pm    Post subject:

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I'm sorry for KAT's loss but he also doesn't know why people don't want to get the vaccine its their decision not his.


He knows, like the rest of us know, that they don't have a why.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:39 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
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I'm sorry for KAT's loss but he also doesn't know why people don't want to get the vaccine its their decision not his.


He knows, like the rest of us know, that they don't have a why.

Still their decision.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:42 am    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:
I'm sorry for KAT's loss but he also doesn't know why people don't want to get the vaccine its their decision not his.


He knows, like the rest of us know, that they don't have a why.



A "why" you don't agree with.

Regardless like cathy78 says its their decision and that's really all it comes down to.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:52 pm    Post subject:

LG showing its boomer values again in this thread.

People saying it’s “their choice,” understand that they do have a choice even if there’s a mandate. They can sit out the season. Tired of this crap from borderline anti-vaxxers.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:51 pm    Post subject:

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LG showing its boomer values again in this thread.

People saying it’s “their choice,” understand that they do have a choice even if there’s a mandate. They can sit out the season. Tired of this crap from borderline anti-vaxxers.



The NBA isn't mandating its players into getting it though that's the point of this thread.

If they could have gotten LeBron to go along with this they would've but he's balking at it which IMO is the only reason it hasn't been mandated.
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