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Knicks, Nets, Warriors players must get vaccinated, NBA says

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Knicks, Nets, Warriors players must get vaccinated, NBA says

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The NBA has decided to follow local COVID-19 protocols in cities like New York and San Francisco.

Shams Charania from The Athletic first reported on the NBA memo, which stated that players in those cities must follow this new rule.

“Unvaccinated NBA players in markets with local requirements — such as NYC (Knicks, Nets) and SF (Warriors) — will not be allowed to enter home arenas or facilities for games or team activities conducted there unless there’s approved medical or religious exemption,” wrote Charania on Twitter.

Charania added that vaccinations are not mandatory for the visiting NBA teams and players, only the home team players under New York and California regulations.

“This follows local governmental policies, meaning unvaccinated players on the Nets, Knicks, and Warriors are not allowed to play in home games,” Charania said. “Visiting players are exempt from the vaccination requirements in NYC and SF.”

Presumably, it’s a player’s choice if he wants to get the vaccine until now. One of the Warriors players, Andrew Wiggins, told NBC Sports he had not been vaccinated.

“I don’t really see myself getting it anytime soon, unless forced to, somehow,” said Wiggins.

More than 70 percent of NBA players have received the COVID-19 vaccine, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told NBC Sports back in April this year.

The NBA is requiring all team personnel to be fully vaccinated by October 1.

NBA training camps open on September 28, and the regular season begins on October 19.

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