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Draymond Green says not his place to tell Wiggins to get vaccinated

04:18 PM October 01, 2021

Draymond Green #23 and Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP 

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green said it is not his place to convince teammate Andrew Wiggins to take a COVID-19 shot and described the debate surrounding vaccinated and unvaccinated players as a “political war.”

Reports in the U.S. media said 95% of players in the league have had at least one shot. Unvaccinated players must comply with a lengthy list of restrictions to play this season.

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The NBA last month denied Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption from the vaccine.

Green said he was not in a position to speak to Wiggins about the shot and that it was personal issue for him and his family.

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“We’re dealing with something that to me feels like has turned into a political war when you’re talking about vaccinated and non-vaccinated,” added Green.

“I think it’s become very political.”

The 2021-2022 season will begin on Oct. 19 despite concerns over the contagious delta variant of the novel coronavirus that has hit those who are unvaccinated particularly hard.

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