Steph Curry respects Andrew Wiggins’ decision not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, but clearly isn’t too pleased
The elephant in the room during the Golden State Warriors’ media day surrounded the vaccination status of starting forward Andrew Wiggins.
The 26-year old admitted that he is against taking the vaccine and appears to be willing to miss out on home games and a chunk of his contract due to his beliefs.
Members of the media didn’t just grill Wiggins with tough questions. They also asked his vaccinated teammates how they felt about it. The star of the team, Steph Curry, didn’t outright attack Wiggins but didn’t exactly endorse him either.
“At the end of the day, it is up to him. I think it’s no secret to that point…We obviously hope that he has all the right information, the access to the right resources to ask all the questions he has on making that decision. We hope he’s available. We hope he moves in the right direction.” said Curry.
“My opinion is, obviously I got vaccinated and am ready to be available and following the mandates and whatnot…We obviously hope he’s available and with us and kind of go from there. It’s difficult. Everybody’s in a difficult kind of position in that respect, and we’ve all made decisions that you feel like are right for you and your family and whatever the case is. This is no different, and whether you agree with him or not, you have to let it play out.”
The Warriors are set to open preseason action on October 4th, and will kick off the regular season with a road game against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 19th.
The clock is ticking…
Jimmy Butler has chance to send Heat to Finals, can’t deliver after clanking wide open three off front of rim
The Miami Heat were so close to competing the comeback and heading off the NBA Finals.
They were down by two and had possession with less than 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Instead of managing the clock and waiting as long as possible to get a shot off, Butler tried to take advantage of having a wide open shot and fired off a transition three with no defenders around him with still 17 seconds left. Unfortunately for the Heat, Butler simply didn’t get enough lift into the shot and clanked it off the front of the rim.
By the end of it all, Celtics won by four and find themselves off to the next round while the Heat are forced to reminisce over what went wrong.
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Raptors forward Pascal Siakam selected to All-NBA third team
Pascal Siakam accomplished something that not a lot of players that failed to make the All-Star team can do.
The Toronto Raptors forward was officially selected to the 2022 edition of the All-NBA third team after receiving 42 third-team votes and seven second-team votes.
The 28-year old played exceptional on both ends of the floor, and bounced back after a rough pandemic-shortened campaign in Tampa Bay. He averaged 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists through 68 games in 2021/22.
Siakam is just the third player in franchise history to receive the honour (Vince Carter, DeMar DeRozan). It marks the second time in his career he was selected to an All-NBA team. He was previously selected to an All-NBA second team after an impressive All-Star season in 2019/2020.
Award-winning rapper J. Cole will be playing basketball in Canada this summer
J-Cole wants to prove to everybody that he is more than just a rapper. He is also an aspiring basketball player and will get to play professionally north of the border.
The Grammy-winning artist has reportedly signed a contract to play for Canadian basketball team Scarborough Shooting Stars of the
Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).
The 37-year old previously played basketball in Africa last May with
Patriots Basketball Club of the Basketball Africa League, but left after just three games due to “family obligations”.
The Shooting Stars will open their season against the Guelph Nighthawks on May 26.