LeBron James is vaccinated. After admitting the doubts he had for quite some time, the Lakers player assured that he had been inoculated with the good of his family and friends in mind, in addition to his own. His choice was applauded, but not so much the one that avoided sending a message in favor of vaccination to limit himself to saying that it is a personal decision in which no one should interfere.
His opinion is not something that other players in the League do not share. Draymond Green was questioned about the situation of his partner Andrew Wiggins, who has finally been vaccinated, and his answer was that he would not push him to get vaccinated with an argument similar to that of El Rey; moreover, he turned to the spirit of a free country that the United States has to explain such a position. But of course, not everyone was going to follow that same line; as Enes Kanter has shown. The now Boston player regrets that someone as inclusive as LeBron did not support vaccination.
“When I heard it, I was very disappointed and thought it was ridiculous. Obviously, LeBron James is one of the faces of the league, and he should be the first to come out and say, ‘Listen, everyone. I received the vaccine and I am encouraging everyone – my community, all basketball fans and sports fans in general – to get vaccinated so that we can save other lives. I hope you can learn about this vaccine and inspire and encourage others around you, “he says.
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