The NBA denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying in a statement Friday that the Golden State Warriors swingman will not be able to play home games until he meets San Francisco’s vaccination requirements. Francisco.
Starting October 13, San Francisco will require anyone over the age of 12 to show proof of being fully vaccinated before entering any large-scale events, including NBA games at the Chase Center, as well as gyms. indoor or other fitness facilities, unless there is an approved medical or religious exemption for those who do not.
Similar rules are being applied in New York. These laws apply only to Knicks, Nets, and Warriors players and not to members of visiting teams who come to play for those clubs.
Wiggins, 26, said in March that he did not plan to get vaccinated.
“For each his own, really. Whoever wants to get it, can get it; whoever doesn’t want to get it, I won’t get it,” Wiggins said March 22. “Right now, I’m not getting it, but no one else is getting it. I make my own decisions. But right now, I decided not to get it.”
ESPN’s Nick Friedell contributed to this story.