In spite of President Biden’s demands, the NBA is reportedly not planning on attempting to enforce the vaccine mandate on its players.
As ESPN reports:
NBA players will not be mandated to get vaccinated against COVID-19, league sources tell ESPN.
The NBA and NBPA continue to negotiate aspects of COVID-related protocols and procedures for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign, but the NBPA has refused to budge on its demand that players not be required to take the vaccine, sources say, and any proposal that mandates vaccination remains a “non-starter.”
The NBA and NBPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It seems that as far as vaccination mandates go, some people and professions are just exempt.