Red-Pills from NBA players?
That’s another interesting plot twist in this COVID-19 Tyranny Saga.
Let’s recap the unfolding NBA scenario.
Around 10% of players remain unvaccinated from COVID-19.
Despite facing game bans, vaccine hesitant players have indicated their willingness to skip games due to COVID-19 injection mandates.
According to a recent Rolling Stone hit piece, injection mandates drove a wedge in NBA locker rooms.
And unvaccinated players haven’t capitulated to the coercion.
In fact, multiple NBA players delivered press conferences to explain their hesitancy.
Let’s start with the Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Issac:
Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac says he isn’t getting the covid vaccine because he has natural immunity and data shows he isn’t at risk at all from covid. Well said: pic.twitter.com/AJmvlNRyff
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 28, 2021
Here’s the response from Washington Wizard All-Star Bradley Beal:
NBA star Bradley Beal schooling the fake news media on the vaccine. The list of vaccine hesitant NBA players keeps growing.
Respect for speaking out ✊🏽🇺🇸🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/yyQjsU2Am7
— Unfiltered☢Boss (@hrtablaze) September 28, 2021
Two eloquent responses that ask the real questions mainstream media chooses to ignore.
While Issac & Beal possibly red-pilled millions of sports fans on the experimental COVID-19 injections, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar supported medical discrimination.
Kareem is right. Listen to him, NBA players, over Kyrie, Bradley Beal and Wiggins please. Also, he's one of the GOATs. https://t.co/3LQCeLCklQ
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) September 27, 2021
“The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team,” said Abdul-Jabbar.“There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research.”Abdul-Jabbar elaborated on that point during an interview on Don Lemon Tonight Monday, saying, “I don’t think that they are behaving like good teammates or good citizens. This is a war that we’re involved in. And masks and vaccines — they are the weapons that we use to fight this war.”Abdul-Jabbar has been a vocal advocate for getting the Covid-19 vaccine. The NBA great received his vaccine on camera and appeared in an NBA public service announcement encouraging others to get vaccinated.
The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to play. However, referees and other staff who work closely with players are required to be fully vaccinated.New York City and San Francisco changed the game in August when they required that NBA players on their home teams be vaccinated. That could mean that stars of NBA teams in those cities would not be able to play, unless they are medically or religiously exempted.
The Daily Wire reported:
Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was forced to miss the Tokyo Olympics after being placed in COVID health and safety protocols. At Wizards Media Day on Monday, Beal said that he was not vaccinated, and discussed his experience with COVID as well as his decision to not receive the vaccine.
Beal was the second-leading scorer in the NBA last season, is the eleventh ranked player in the NBA by ESPN, and is now the most high profile NBA player to say he has not received the vaccine.
“It’s a personal choice between everybody. 100%. I understand both sides of it,” Beal said. “I understand that there is a percentage of people who can get very sick. I didn’t get sick. I didn’t get sick at all. I lost my smell but that was it for me. Everybody is going to react different. Everybody is going to take it differently.”
“I mean, some people have bad reactions to the vaccine. Nobody likes to talk about that. What happens if one of our players gets the vaccine and they can’t play after that? Or they have complications after that? Because there are cases like that. But I feel like we don’t talk about those as heavily because they’re so minute, maybe? But they are existent.”
The topic of vaccination status around the league was front and center on Monday as NBA teams returned for media days.
As The Daily Wire reported, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was not present at his team’s media day, though he did call in via zoom.
“You gotta make sure you respect the privacy,” Irving said. “I don’t want to create any more drama, that’s not what I’m here for. I’m going to continue to inspire and lead in the right way. Don’t say I never did anything for y’all. I hope y’all enjoyed that.”