LeBron James reveals he's vaccinated against COVID-19, but maintains it's a personal choice

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LeBron James' vaccination status is no longer a mystery.

The four-time NBA MVP revealed Tuesday at the Los Angeles Lakers preseason media day that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I know I was very (skeptical) about it all, but after doing my research, I felt like it was best-suited not only for me but for my family and for my friends. That's why I decided to do it," James said.

However, the Lakers star said he didn't feel comfortable speaking out publicly in favor of getting the vaccine -- as he has done with other hot-button issues in the past.

LeBron James during the 2021 NBA playoffs.
LeBron James during the 2021 NBA playoffs.

"We're talking about people's bodies. We're not talking about something political or racism or police brutality, things of that nature," James said. "I don't feel like for me personally that I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies or their livelihoods."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LeBron James confirms vaccination status at Lakers media day