Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan said he is a ‘firm believer in science’ and that he backed the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) stance on Covid-19 vaccinations ahead of the new season starting on October 19.
The topic of unvaccinated players across the league has dominated discussions in the lead-up to the season opener, with Brooklyn Nets’ guard Kyrie Irving the most high profile player to opt out of vaccination.
The NBA does not require its players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to play but referees and other staff who have close contact with players are required to be fully vaccinated to continue in their roles.
But the league – who have said 95 per cent of players have taken at least one vaccine – have also ensured unvaccinated players must comply with a long list of restrictions to play in games and take part in team activities such as practice.
For six-time champion and Hall of Famer Jordan, who played 13 seasons with the Bulls and currently owns the Charlotte Hornets, said he was not concerned by the league’s protocols.
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Source: Daily Mail