On September 27, Beijing time, the former NBA player Karim Abdul-Jabbar recently accepted an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. He talked about the refusal of some NBA players to get the new crown vaccine. He said that the NBA should make it mandatory. Players and staff are required to be vaccinated.
“The NBA should insist that all staff and players must be vaccinated, otherwise they will be allowed to leave the team.” Jabbar said: “For those who simply cannot grasp the severity of the actual situation or have conducted the necessary research, they are willing Players who risk the health of their teammates, staff and fans are not worthy of appearing on the court.”
“I found that what is particularly hypocritical about vaccine deniers is that they attack immunology and other medical experts with an arrogant attitude. But if their children are sick, or if they themselves need emergency treatment, how quickly they will be Do exactly what these experts tell them?”
Afterwards, Jabbar talked about some players who openly opposed the vaccine. He said that the actions of these players will deepen the public’s stereotype of the “stupid” of professional athletes.
“They have not fulfilled their responsibilities as celebrities.” Jabbar said: “Although athletes are not obligated to be spokespersons for government decision-making, we are facing a public health issue. They do not encourage people to be vaccinated, how many people will be affected? How many deaths will it cause?”
“In addition, I am worried that their behavior will continue to deepen the public’s stupid stereotype that professional athletes do not refer to any scientific evidence and comment on anything.”
Previously, it was reported that 90% of the players in the NBA league have been vaccinated, but there are still some players who have not been vaccinated, and players including Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Isaac, etc. Publicly expressed opposition to vaccination.
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