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The NBA will not mandate players receive the COVID-19 vaccine to play this season. Leagues sources revealed this information to ESPN on Tuesday after negotiations between the NBPA and NBA.
The NBA was most likely of the professional sports leagues to enforce a vax to play rule. And perhaps the league wished it could have. ESPN says it was the National Basketball Players Association that stopped it. The NBPA described the matter as a “non-starter,” which is why Adam Silver could not channel his inner Joe Biden.
It seems the companies across the country with over 100 employees need an NBPA of their own. Or at least a few lawyers.
Furthermore, while players can remain unvaccinated in the NBA, their seasons won’t …