Golden State Warriors Player Andrew Wiggins Gets COVID-19 Vaccine After Being Denied Religious Exemption

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 06: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors looks to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center on May 06, 2021 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors Player Andrew Wiggins Gets COVID-19 Vaccine After Being Denied Religious Exemption

The team’s coach Steve Kerr made a statement about the decision.

PUBLISHED ON : OCTOBER 4, 2021 / 06:36 PM

Written by BET Staff

With the NBA season starting October 19, some players who are refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine may find themselves on the bench. One player, Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins, tried to claim a religious exemption from the league-wide rule, but was denied.

On Sept. 24, the NBA released a statement saying they had "reviewed and denied" Wiggins’ exemption.

According to CBS Sports, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on October 3 Wiggins received the vaccine and he will be joining his team on the court, "Andrew got vaccinated. He just told me today that he was fine with us acknowledging it and that will be the end of it. So, I'm not going to answer any questions beyond that."

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The National Basketball Players Association and the league’s players union have previously pushed back against the requirement for all players to get vaccinated. Currently, there is no mandate requiring NBA players to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. However, many cities, like New York City, require proof of vaccination to attend large indoor events, which also includes arenas for sports games.

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