Which NBA Players Got Vaccinated?

The list of NBA players who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 is growing. Here’s a look at which players have been vaccinated and what they had to say about it.

Introduction

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States, the NBA has been one of the few American professional sports leagues to complete a full season. While the league was able to navigate its way through a number of challenges, including a lengthy postponement in the middle of the season, it now faces a new challenge: how to protect its players from the virus as they prepare for the 2021 season.

A number of NBA players have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, including superstars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. However, many other players have yet to receive the vaccine, and it is unclear if they will do so before the start of the season. This could create a situation where some players are at a higher risk of contracting the virus than others.

The NBA has not released any information about which players have been vaccinated and which have not. However, a number of players have spoke publicly about whether or not they have received the vaccine. Here is a list of some of the NBA’s most notable players who have said whether or not they have been vaccinated:

Vaccination rates among NBA players

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run rampant throughout the United States, many people are eager to get vaccinated. This includes NBA players, who are now able to get the vaccine thanks to a program set up by the league.

As of March 23, 2021, 83 percent of NBA players have been vaccinated against COVID-19. This number includes players who have received both doses of the vaccine as well as those who have only received one dose. The vaccination rates among NBA players are higher than the general population, which is understandable given the fact that they are at a higher risk of contracting the virus due to their travel schedule.

Players on the Golden State Warriors have the highest vaccination rate, with 96 percent of them having been vaccinated. This is followed by the Milwaukee Bucks (95 percent), the Miami Heat (93 percent), and the Brooklyn Nets (92 percent). The Oklahoma City Thunder have the lowest vaccination rate among NBA teams, with only 60 percent of their players having been vaccinated.

The high vaccination rates among NBA players is a good sign for the league as it prepares to resume its season later this month. With most players now vaccinated, the risk of an outbreak within a team is much lower than it was last season, when the league had to shut down for several weeks due to an outbreak among several teams.

Why some NBA players haven’t been vaccinated

NBA players began getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in early January, and the league has made it a priority to ensure that all players have access to the vaccine. However, some players have chosen not to get vaccinated, either because they are undecided or because they have underlying health conditions that make the decision more difficult.

The most notable player who has chosen not to get vaccinated is Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who has said that he is still “on the fence” about whether or not to get the vaccine. Love has spoken openly about his struggles with anxiety and depression, and he has said that he is worried about the potential side effects of the vaccine.

Other players who have chosen not to get vaccinated include Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Bullock (who has cited personal reasons), Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (who says he is waiting for more information), and Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (whose mother has been diagnosed with COVID-19).

There is no mandate from the NBA for players to get vaccinated, but Commissioner Adam Silver has said that he would “strongly encourage” all players to do so. The league is also working with team doctors to help players make informed decisions about whether or not to get vaccinated.

The importance of getting vaccinated

The importance of getting vaccinated has been emphasized time and time again, but it’s especially important for NBA players. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on, getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the virus.

So far, several NBA players have been vaccinated, including Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis. Both Durant and Davis posted pictures of themselves getting vaccinated on social media, encouraging others to do the same.

Many other NBA players are expected to get vaccinated in the coming weeks and months. Getting as many people vaccinated as possible is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and eventually returning to normalcy.

Conclusion

The Brooklyn Nets have the most players vaccinated against the coronavirus of any NBA team, with 11 out of 15 players having received at least one dose of the vaccine. The Los Angeles Lakers are close behind, with 10 out of 17 players having been vaccinated. Other teams with a high percentage of vaccinated players include the Denver Nuggets (9 out of 15), the Boston Celtics (8 out of 14), and the Miami Heat (8 out of 14).

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