NBA Player Andrew Wiggins Regrets Taking The Covid Vaccine And Says "It Wasn't My Choice"

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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The coronavirus vaccine has become one of the most heated topics in our culture today. There are a few celebrities and athletes, such as Novak Djokovic, who aren't happy to get the jab—and NBA star Andrew Wiggins is one of them.

Andrew Wiggins plays for the Golden State Warriors and was the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He was administered the coronavirus vaccine, just like the vast majority of his teammates and fellow players, but now he's reflecting on the decision.

NBA Player Andrew Wiggins Regrets Taking the Covid Vaccine

Wiggins felt like he had no choice when it came to the vaccine. There was a San Francisco mandate that required him to be vaccinated in order to play games at home, so he ended up getting the shot before the season started. However, he isn't happy with the decision being forced on him.

"I still wish I didn't get it, to be honest with you," he said in an interview for FanSided. "But you've got to do what you've got to do. I feel like I did it, and I was an All-Star this year and champion. So that was the good part, just not missing out on the year, the best year of my career."

But even though Wiggins shined in the NBA finals and won his first championship, he can't help but feel disappointed that he even got the vaccine in the first place.

"But for my body, I just don't like putting all that stuff in my body," he continued. "So, I didn't like that, and I didn't like that it wasn't my choice. I didn't like that it was either get this or don't play."

There are more athletes coming forward who are either rejecting the vaccine or at the very least critical of the fact that it's mandated for all players, regardless of their health status or their personal choice. Tennis star and champion Novak Djokovic, who is loved by millions of fans all over the world, has chosen to decline the vaccine. It was a decision that got him deported from Australia earlier this year and banned from playing in the Australian Open. The U.S. Open is coming up, and for now, he is also banned from playing in this tournament in New York. However, he has chosen to stick to his guns.

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