In local markets with vaccination restrictions, the NBA will reportedly bar unvaccinated players from going inside home facilities, playing in home games or attending team activities without a religious or medical exemption, according to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Visiting players are exempt from local vaccination restrictions, per Charania. The move is reminiscent of the NFL’s decision in July that could lead to forfeits and restrictions on players’ pay for games canceled due to COVID-19.
This follows local governmental policies, meaning unvaccinated players on the Nets, Knicks and Warriors are not allowed to play in home games. Visiting players are exempt from the vaccination requirements in NYC and SF. https://t.