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‘I’m a firm believer of science’: Michael Jordan on NBA’s COVID-19 vaccine protocols


Hall of Famer Michael Jordan backed the NBA’s handling of COVID-19 vaccination.

In an interview with Craig Melvin on NBC’s “TODAY”, the Chicago Bulls icon and Charlotte Hornets owner was asked if he was concerned about the league’s recent protocols for unvaccinated players.

“Not at all. I’m total in unison with the league,” Jordan said.

“I’m a firm believer in science and I’m going to stick with that, and hopefully, everybody abides by whatever the league sets the rules.”

Recent reports stated that the vaccination rate for players, who at least have taken one shot has increased by up to 95 percent.

However, some high-profile players including Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving, have yet to be vaccinated.

New York has imposed strict regulations on everyone to get vaccinated to gain access in sporting arenas, including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Irving is at risk of missing home games, which will affect the Nets’ chance of winning the NBA title this season.

“I think once everybody buys in, we’re going to be fine,” said Jordan.