Jordan backs NBA’s stance on COVID-19 vaccination

Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan says a “firm believer in science” and backs the National Basketball Association (NBA) stance COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the new season.

The NBA has said unvaccinated players must comply with a long list of restrictions to in games and take part in team activities such as practice.

The new in the NBA to start Oct. 19.

U.S. media had reported earlier this month 95 percent of players have had at least one shot.

But some players, including Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, have not said publicly if they have vaccinated.

Jordan, who played 13 seasons with the Bulls while winning six championships, currently owns the Charlotte Hornets.

said was not concerned by the league’s protocols.

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

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

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

The new going ahead in spite of concerns over the contagious delta variant of the novel which has hit those who are unvaccinated particularly hard.(Reuters/NAN)