NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said he’s a “firm believer in science” when Craig Melvin asked if he’s at all concerned about the NBA’s COVID-19 vaccine protocols on NBC’s TODAY show.
“I am total in unison with the league,” Jordan said in response to Melvin’s question. “And I think everybody, you know, has been speaking about the vaccinations. And, you know... I’m a firm believer in science and... I’m going to stick with that and hopefully everybody abides by whatever the league sets the rules. I think once everybody buys in, we’re going the be fine.”
“On the surface, it appears that Draymond and LeBron are arguing for the American ideal of individual freedom of choice. But they offer no arguments in support of it, nor do they define the limits of when one person’s choice is harmful to the community, Abdul-Jabbar wrote.
Back in September, James said that he received the vaccine. “I think everyone has they own choice — to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family and things of that nature,” the Lakers played told reporters at the time. “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.”
In other news regarding the vaccine and the NBA, it’s been reported that the Brooklyn Nets are preparing to move forward with their season with an unvaccinated Kyrie Irving. The 29-year-old will not be able to play at home games in Brooklyn if he remains unvaccinated, per New York City COVID-19 guidelines.