“I feel like my only option was to get vaccinated or not play in the NBA. It feels good to play, but getting vaccinated, that’s going to be something that stays in my mind for a long time.
“It’s not something I wanted to do, but – I was kind of forced. I guess you don’t own your body. That’s what it comes down to. If you want to work in society today, then I guess they made the rules of what goes in your body and what you do.
“Hopefully, there’s a lot of people out there that are stronger than me and keep fighting and stand for what they believe, and hopefully, it works out for them.
“Most importantly is just, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. What it’s gonna do to my body in 10, 15, 20 years, or do to my kids, future kids. It’s not really something we believe in as a family.
“They know that I had to. It came down to get the vaccination or don’t play basketball. I’m 26. I have two kids. I want more kids. I’m trying to do something that will generate as much money as I can for my kids and my future kids, [create] generational wealth.
“So, I took the gamble, took the risk, and hopefully, I’m good.” – NBA star Andrew Wiggins, who got vaccinated this weekend after being told that missing home games would cost him half of his $30 million salary.