La controversy about vaccination of NBA players has reached the Congress of Deputies. In the middle of the debate on whether or not to force the players of the best league in the world to be vaccinated before the start of the season, the President of the Government Pedro Snchez used the example of Kyrie Irving to answer Miriam Nogueras, spokesperson for Junts per Catalunya, in the control session of Congress.
“I have been a basketball fan for many years, and I follow the NBA basketball league a lot. Right now there is a problem in the NBA, there are several players who have spoken out against vaccinating. There is an NBA star who He says he does not want to vaccinate because there is a conspiracy to vaccinate blacks and connect them to a computer that has a satanic plan.This is verbatim. Where do I want to go? Well, honestly, madam, and I tell you with all due respect and affection, you don’t even believe what you are saying here today in the Cortes Generales “, assured the President of the Government while starting the applause of the socialist bench.
The controversy over vaccination in the NBA emerged last week when a source from the Kyrie Irving assured that the player is not vaccinated while the base began to follow on social media a conspiracy theorist who claims that “secret societies” are implanting vaccines in a plot to connect black people with a master computer for “a plan of Satan.”
The problem is in several stars
But in line with what Irving said, it appeared Bradley Beal, who is also not vaccinated and does not think about it: “I don’t think anyone can be pressured to make a decision about their body or what they put on their body.”. Beal explains his suspicion of vaccines “it only reduces the chances of going to the hospital, but it does not totally eliminate the chances of contracting the virus.”
Also Andrew Wiggins is at the center of controversy after the NBA denied his exemption on religious grounds: “Keep fighting for what I believe in. And whether it’s one thing or the other, to get vaccinated or not, who knows? “Said the Warriors player who, if he maintains his posture, will not be able to play his team’s games in San Francisco.
But in the NBA there are also voices in favor of vaccination, voices like Damian Lillard’s “when the NBA proposed vaccination to me, I thought of my family” or Ja Morant’s: “I’m vaccinated. To be sure, me and my family. I know many people who have died from covid-19. ” It is clear that the vaccines will accompany the NBA preseason that has officially begun.