Last week up until now, the Golden State Warriors have avoided a potential crisis within the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Andrew Wiggins has taken a COVID-19 vaccine, reported from head coach Steve Kerr on Sunday.
Wiggins had previously expressed skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines, leaving his status on doubt for the upcoming season on the Warriors media day. Warriors players who aren’t vaccinated aren’t allowed access to Chase Center during games without an exemption.
San Francisco regulation prohibits unvaccinated people 12 years or older from attending large indoor gatherings. Home players are subject to the rule, where visiting players are not.
The NBA denied Wiggins request for a religious exemption, meaning without the vaccine he would not have been able to play Golden Sates 41 regular-season home games and beyond.
New York has a similar regulation requiring Knicks and Brooklyn Nets players to be vaccinated to access their hoke arenas. The New York Knicks announced that all their players have been vaccinated. Nets guard Kyrie Irving reportedly has not taken a vaccine, he’s declined to publicly address his status, but was not permitted to attend last week’s Nets media day in person with the team citing COVID-19 regulations
Steve Kerr says Andrew Wiggins has taken COVID-19 vaccine, will be allowed at home games was originally published on Yahoo Sports.