However, while James did opt to get vaccinated, he admitted today that it wasn’t something he always planned on doing. James told reporters he was “skeptical” about the shot.
Ultimately though, while James said he doesn’t want to be a “public advocate” for the vaccine, he decided it was best for himself and his family if he was inoculated.
LeBron James said he was skeptical about the vaccination, but after doing research, he decided what was best for him and his family was to get vaccine.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) September 28, 2021
LeBron on being vaccinated: “I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family.” LeBron said he was very skeptical about the vaccine, did some research, and decided it was OK. He does not want to be a public advocate for it.
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) September 28, 2021
As the NBA prepares to begin its 2021-22 season, vaccination status has been an important topic around the league. While an overwhelming majority of players have been vaccinated, some high-profile stars like Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal reportedly have not.
There’s a chance that Irving could have to miss home games for the Brooklyn Nets this season due to New York City’s COVID-19 vaccination policies. Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins could be in the same boat out in California.
Thankfully for the Lakers, LeBron does not have to worry about any of this since he elected to get the jab.