Golden State Warriors basketball star Andrew Wiggins has been told by the NBA that he will not be allowed to play in his team’s home games, unless he “fulfils his city’s vaccination requirements.”
San Francisco covid rules require people aged 12 and over at large indoor events to have had a jab. Wiggins sought an exemption from the league on religious grounds. According to ESPN:
“The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all participants age 12 and older at large indoor events,” the league said in a statement. “Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills the city’s vaccination requirements.”
Back in March, when Wiggins was questioned as to whether he would have the jab, he said:
“To each his own, really. Whoever wants to get it, can get it; whoever doesn’t want to get it, don’t get it. Right now, I’m not getting it, but it’s no knock on anyone else that’s getting it. I make my own decisions. But right now, I decided not to get it.
I don’t really see myself getting it any time soon, unless I’m forced to somehow. Other than that, I’m good.”
They’re certainly trying to force him. Wiggins might take his case to the US Supreme Court. If not him, someone will.