The National Basketball Association will not pay players who refuse to comply with the local vaccine mandate, raising tensions with players who refrain from taking the Covid-1j response with small but vocal conflicts.
New Policy The U.S. Professional Basketball League will primarily influence team players based in major American cities, including New York and San Francisco যার which now requires proof of vaccination for large-scale indoor activities.
The move highlights the challenge facing the NBA, which led the world in epidemic public health compliance with all teams playing the Florida “bubble” last season. It is now trying to suppress resistance among some of its most influential players, including Brooklyn net star Kairi Irving.
Earlier this week, more than 90 percent of NBA players were fully vaccinated, compared to about 5 percent of the U.S. population, according to the executive director of its players’ association.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James told reporters this week that he was vaccinated after some initial “suspicion”, although he considered the choice personal and did not feel comfortable advising other players or the public. To do.
Most U.S. professional leagues cannot issue vaccine orders on its players due to the resistance of strong players ’unions. Some prominent stars, including Irving and Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors, have publicly resisted questions about vaccinations or their condition.
Local law in New York City and San Francisco requires participants in indoor recreation events to be fully vaccinated, according to policies that affect players from three NBA teams: the Net, the Warriors and the New York Knicks. The general manager of Nix said on Friday that all members of the organization had received their jobs.
On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Irving, a seven-time pick for the NBA All-Star team, to take the job. “I am a fan of Kiri. I will only appeal to him – get vaccinated, ”he told CNN. Irving declined to disclose the status of his ticker when he appeared on the net media earlier this week.
“Right now, please respect my privacy on anything – home games, what’s happening with vaccines,” he said.
The league said Friday that Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from the San Francisco Vaccine Ordinance has been rejected.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Tweeted On Wednesday, he supported Irving, Wiggins and other players with the hashtag #YourBodyYourChoice.
Cruz, a Republican, added his support for LeBron James’ reluctance to campaign for the vaccine: “With his box-office power, he can be more courageous – he can solve the problem – by saying. . .[he]”No other NBA player will play in a field that bans players because they prefer personal health care.”
Among the major American sports leagues, the NBA is most at risk for a growing number of vaccine mandates because it plays all games indoors.
In the summer, the National Football League, which plays many competitions in outdoor stadiums, distributes a memorandum to its teams stating that any club that encounters an outbreak of irresistible players will lose the game and a loss will be determined.