While most players have been vaccinated, there are still some notable holdouts and the league has not yet reached the 100 percent vaccination rate they are striving towards. Plus, in certain locations like New York and San Francisco, players must be vaccinated in order to play in their home arenas. Still, while players are largely getting on board, many have been hesitant to encourage others to follow their lead, and have labeled it a person decision. “We’re talking about individual bodies. We’re not talking about something political, or racism or police brutality. We’re talking about people’s bodies and well-being. I don’t think I personally should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and livelihoods. That would be like me talking about if somebody should take this job or not. Listen, you have to do what’s best for you and your family.
“I know what I did for me and my family.