‘It Wasn’t My Choice’: NBA Star Andrew Wiggins Says He Wishes He Never Got Covid Vaccine

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Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors recently expressed displeasure over feeling pressured to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that was mandated by the NBA in order to play in the 2021-2022 season.

“I still wish I didn’t get it,” the basketball star said during an interview with Mark Carman of Fansided that was released Monday.

“I don’t like putting all that stuff in my body,” the recent NBA champ continued.

Prior to the season getting underway, California‘s COVID requirements put NBA players in a position in which they had to choose to get the jab or sit the season. Wiggins chose to get vaccinated, but had been reluctant to do so. (RELATED: Authorities Charge NBA Star Miles Bridges With Felony Domestic Violence And Child Abuse)

Wiggins arguably had the greatest season of his career with the Golden State Warriors. During the regular season, Wiggins averaged 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, according to ESPN. He played a major part for Warriors during the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics and ultimately won the first championship of his career.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people that do very little exercising or none at all are more prone to getting sick with COVID-19 than those who are physically active.