Due to the lack of a corona vaccination, the Golden State Warriors have to do without superstar Andrew Wiggins in their home games. Draymond Green is now trying to make a surprising comparison.
After more than a year and a half of the pandemic, the NBA is hoping for a touch of normality for the season that is soon to begin. The prerequisite for this is that the players have the highest possible vaccination rate.
For the Golden State Warriors, however, this is exactly the problem, as Andrew Wiggins, one of the team’s biggest stars, refuses to be vaccinated. This means that the small forward is not allowed to play in the home games, as San Francisco has issued a mandatory vaccination for access to larger indoor events since August 20 and the NBA has refused an exemption.
If Draymond Green has its way, that is not the case. On a media day at the Warriors’ training camp, the 31-year-old declared his support for the teammate and attempted an unusual comparison: Months or so – say, ‘Yo, your wife is in labor. How dare you leave the team and take care of your wife? ‘”
Draymond Green with criticism of vaccination discussion
Basically, the decision for or against the vaccination is a personal matter. However, the discussion has turned into a political dispute. “I think it has become very political.”
This focus on the corona vaccination is incomprehensible, because at least he did not ask him “whether he had a polio vaccination. So why should I ask him if he’s vaccinated against COVID? “
For him, personal decision-making power is the top priority. Just as he couldn’t tell Wiggins what to do with his body, he didn’t want anyone to tell him how to deal with his body.
James supports Green
In the meantime, Draymond Green has even got the support of LeBron James for his statements. Speaking at a press conference at the Los Angeles Lakers training camp, he said it was not his job to tell people to get vaccinated.
Draymond Green with the best covid statement I’ve seen since March 2020. Listen:— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) October 1, 2021
Additionally, he tweeted a video of Green’s statements, stating that he couldn’t have put it better.
With that the rumor that James was supposed to shoot a promotional video for a COVID vaccination on behalf of the NBA is probably off the table.