The Warriors winger was among those reluctant to get the shot. A position that endangered his participation in home games.
The Andrew Wiggins soap opera is finally over. The Warriors player seemed deeply recalcitrant to the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. A posture adopted by several NBS players such as Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal or Jonathan Isaac. The problem is that the San Francisco health protocol put in place for the NBA season requires both supporters and players to be vaccinated in order to enter the grounds of the Chase Center.. By refusing the injections, Wiggins therefore risked missing all the Warriors’ home games. The Canadian attempted to obtain a religious dispensation which was refused by the city. Last week, the league announced an over 90% vaccination rate among franchises. And to convince the remaining opponents, the NBA added financial pressure with the suspension of wages for missed games. A loss that could have amounted to 9 million in the case of Wiggins.
This Sunday, Steve Kerr ended the controversy by announcing that Andrew Wiggins was finally vaccinated. The Warriors coach did not give any details about the turnaround, but was just happy to be able to count on his starting winger. The Canadian can join his team’s training camp and can be fielded from the preseason game this Monday against the Trailblazers. It remains to be seen whether Nets star Kyrie Irving will follow suit. New York also has a strict health protocol that can cause the point guard to miss half of regular season games at Big Apple.