LeBron James gets a Covid-19 shot despite initial skepticism
ISTANBUL –Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James said on Tuesday he received the coronavirus vaccine, months after initially being skeptical of it.
âI know I was very skeptical (sic) about all of this. But after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt that it suited not only me but also my family and to my friends. That’s why I decided to do it. This, “James said on media day at the Los Angeles Lakers.
The four-time NBA champion noted that he decided to receive him for the well-being of himself, his family and his team.
âWe are talking about people’s bodies and well-being. Personally, I don’t think I should get involved in what other people should be doing for their bodies and their livelihoodsâ¦ You have to do what is best for you and your family, âhe added.
Lebron said it was not his job to persuade other NBA players to follow suit.
âI know what I’ve done for myself and my family. I know what some of my friends have done for their families. But in terms of speaking for everyone and their individualities, and things that they want to do, it’s not my job, âhe added. .
The superstar went on to say that everyone has their own choice of doing what they think is good for themselves and their family and things of that nature.
Lebron is a quadruple NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020), winning the title with the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.
The 36-year-old has been playing for the Lakers since 2018.
Almost 90 percent of players have received at least one dose of the vaccine, but some players are reportedly not vaccinated.
Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors previously requested a religious exemption from the Covid-19 vaccination, but the NBA denied his request.
“I trust my beliefs and what I think is right, what I think is wrong. I’m just going to keep doing what I believe. Whether it’s one thing or another, I’m going to keep doing it. “said Wiggins. .
Washington Wizards star goalie Bradley Beal has also refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19. (Anadolu)