Former Utah Jazz star John Stockton has a history of making contentious statements, but his most recent ones concerning the covid-19 pandemic and vaccination may be his most divisive.
During an interview with “COVID and the Vaccine: Truth, Lies and Misconceptions Revealed,” the former Jazz star had some questionable remarks to make,
“I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, it’s over 100 professional athletes dead – professional athletes – the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court,”
These remarks have surfaced after the Jazz star was banned from attending basketball games at his alma mater, Gonzaga, because he refused to wear a mask.
During his tenure in Utah, Stockton made several dubious remarks, but it’s possible that these are the ones that disturbed the Gonzaga sports department the most, and are one of the reasons why he’s not allowed to attend any of their games.
Stockton didn’t seem too mad about the decision from Gonzaga, and had this to say about the decision,
“I think certainly it stresses (the relationship with Gonzaga). I’m pretty connected to the school,” Stockton said. “I’ve been part of this campus since I was probably 5 or 6 years old. I was just born a couple blocks away and sneaking into the gym and selling programs to get into games since I was a small boy. So, it’s strained but not broken, and I’m sure we’ll get through it, but it’s not without some conflict.”