SOURCE SPORTS: LEBRON JAMES SPEAKS ON WHAT LED HIM TO BE VACCINATED
Written by Randy C on September 29, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine has been a heavy topic of discussion in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins and Kyrie Irving are opting out of the vaccine, which will opt them out over half of their team’s games. During Los Angeles Lakers’ media day, LeBron James revealed he was skeptical at first about the vaccine but did it for the well-being of everyone around him.
“You’re always trying to figure out ways that you can just be available and protect one another and put yourself in the best possible chance where you are available to your teammates, available to what we need to do on the floor,” James said to ESPN.
“The ultimate goal is to obviously win a championship. And it starts with, obviously, health as the No. 1 thing. We’re excited to know that we’ve given ourselves another opportunity to be available to each other, and that’s what it came down to.”
Lakers’ media day was the first time some of the big-name acquisitions from the offseason were seen in the Purple and Gold. Joining James and Anthony Davis were returning stars Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo and newcomers Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook.