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LeBron James Confirms He's Vaccinated But Admits He Won't Be Urging Others To Get Jabbed

Max Sherry

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LeBron James Confirms He's Vaccinated But Admits He Won't Be Urging Others To Get Jabbed

LeBron James has confirmed that he has been vaccinated, but admits "it's not his job" to urge others to do the same.

With the new NBA season looming, there has been a push to get players from all 30 teams jabbed in a bid to comply with COVID-19 regulations which differ from state-to-state.

LeBron James. Credit: PA
LeBron James. Credit: PA

As arguably the biggest name in the league, LeBron has been constantly peppered with questions from reporters about his vaccination status.

In the past, the 36-year-old has stated that he was initially skeptical of the vaccine before eventually going ahead and getting it after conducting his own research.

But despite getting the shot himself, the Los Angeles Lakers megastar says he won't push his teammates or opposition players to follow suit.

"I don't talk about other people and what they should do, I speak for me and my family," LeBron told reporters at the Lakers media day.

"We're talking about individuals' bodies, you know? We're not talking about something that's political, or racism, or police brutality. Things of that nature. We're talking about people's bodies and well being.

"So, I don't feel like, for me personally, that I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods.

"You have to do what's best for you and your family. I know what I did for me and my family. I know some of my friends and what they did for their families.

"But as far speaking for everybody and their individualities and things they want to do, I don't feel like that's my job."

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the NBA teams that will head into the upcoming season with every single player vaccinated.

That said, LeBron confirmed that no formal team discussions had taken place regarding the playing group's jab rate.

"No, there was never a team discussion," LeBron added.

"At the end of the day, you're always trying to figure out ways to be available and protect each other.

"We want to give ourselves the best possible chance where we're available to our teammates and available for what we need to do on the floor.

"The ultimate goal is to win a championship and health is the number one thing."

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Topics: Basketball, Basketball News, NBA, vaccine, Los Angeles Lakers, lebron james, Australia, vaccination, Covid-19

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