The NBA has been defined throughout the last year of the COVID 19 pandemic as the sports league that has best overcome health emergency protocols in the world, and a light begins to be seen at the end of the tunnel, as older adults and NBA figures have begun to be vaccinated, This is the case of the historic San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich who through a video announced that he had already received the vaccine.
“I am going to receive the vaccine for COVID-19, will keep me safe, keep my family and others safe. Wearing masks is important and getting the vaccine gives them an extra level of safety, ”Popovich said.
Upon receiving the injection, the nurse who treated him says “everything is done”, to which the coach responds: “I didn’t even feel it! From a fucking scientific point of view, it’s a no-brainer. It’s the right thing to do so that we can all get back on track towards normalcy. Let’s do this together, ”he said.
The historic 72-year-old coach and five-time NBA champion wanted to serve as an example for fans and made the announcement through a video, just like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did, the league’s all-time leading scorer, last week. Both are within the established age guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding vaccine eligibility.
“Because of the COVID-19 virus, we have had to find new ways to be together, we have had to find new ways to communicate, we have had to find new ways to play, and we have to find new ways to keep each other safe. For me and my family, I am going to get the COVID-19 vaccine”Abdul-Jabbar assured.
These examples mark a glimmer of hope for the NBA, which in the current campaign there are 140 players who have been infected and 22 games have been postponed because teams do not have enough players to go out on court.
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