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Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. reveals his real reason for not getting vaccinated

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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is among the more prominent players around the NBA who haven’t been vaccinated yet. He joins Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving and Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, to name a few, in this stance.

However, Porter Jr. clarifies he’s not against getting vaccinated. He only wants more scientific data and further testing in order to convince himself it’s totally safe, per Rob Mahoney of The Ringer.

“We don’t have years and years of data for how it can affect you. So for me, I know I’m immune to COVID right now—more immune than a lot of people with the vaccine are.” The Nuggets scorer said. “I’ve had it twice. I’ve got the antibodies, all those things. It’s just laying off on it for now.”

“I’m not against the vaccine. What I’m against is not allowing other people to have a choice, or people trying to force it on other people.”

Vaccination has been given a premium as the NBA works to ensure the safety of those involved in league operations. Sadly, it’s become more than a health topic for some. Empirical evidence is already available and the sample size is significant enough to prove that vaccines work. Yet, there is still a small percentage of players who fail to grasp the bigger picture.

The Nuggets are lucky—basketball-wise —they’re not bound by policies like that of New York. The Nets have their own troubles already with Irving’s situation. The Nuggets can’t afford to be placed in the same predicament, especially with Jamal Murray’s status already uncertain.