The NBA’s biggest star reveals that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine along with his family, but believes he is not in the position to tell anybody else what to do.
The debate about whether or not one should be forced to get vaccinated is still raging on social media and mainstream media. The sports leagues are taking the lead in showing that they are following mandates that they want their players to follow to allowed to participate in the big leagues. 90% of the league being vaccinated, there are holdouts and those holdouts do include some big name players who, if faced with missing games, will hurt their team’s chances at being successful.
Lebron James has told the public that he and his family is fully vaccinated. “You have to do what’s best for your family,” LBJ said. “So, I know what I did for me and my family. I know some of my friends and what they did for their families … But as far as speaking for everybody and their individualities and things that they want to do, I don’t feel like that — that’s not my job.”
“Everybody and their individualities,” as LeBron mentioned, is an indirect reference to those NBA players who have declined the COVID-19 vaccine, despite mandates in certain cities which will ultimately force unvaccinated players to miss time and lose money.
LeBron James says he's now vaccinated. As for urging others to get vaccinated, he says "That's not my job."
"We're talkin' about individuals' bodies. We're not talkin' about something that's political, or racism, or police brutality …" pic.twitter.com/p7wv4mkf5o
— The Recount (@therecount) September 28, 2021