NBA denies Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine

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Kurt Helin: The NBA has chosen to deny Andrew Wiggins request for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination. That means Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he is vaccinated.
Source: Twitter @basketballtalk

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
The NBA has chosen to deny Andrew Wiggins request for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination. That means Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he is vaccinated. – 7:48 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Inbox: The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ religious exemption request to avoid vaccination. “Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills the city’s vaccination requirements.” – 7:48 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Got the email about Andrew Wiggins skipping the Guetta concert for the Clapton concert – 7:47 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA denies Andrew Wiggins’ religious exemption request to avoid vaccination. – 7:47 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before the start of training camp, Andrew Wiggins got in a workout with fellow NBA players Aaron Gordon, Justise Winslow and Jalen Johnson. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/09/23/wat…1:00 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Unvaccinated Andrew Wiggins reportedly restricted to individual workouts nba.nbcsports.com/2021/09/24/unv…7:45 AM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Sources: Andrew Wiggins has been in the Bay Area this month but is restricted to individual sessions at Chase Center. Under current SF protocols, if he isn’t fully vaccinated over next 20 days, those workouts will end. – 7:52 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Reports: Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins still unvaccinated, could be ineligible for home games wkyc.com/article/sports… via @wkyc5:00 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Despite requirement for Warriors home games, Andrew Wiggins still not vaccinated nba.nbcsports.com/2021/09/23/rep…8:03 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Andrew Wiggins unmoved in his decision against vaccination, will get a religious exemption? sportando.basketball/en/andrew-wigg…3:17 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Report: Warriors are worried Andrew Wiggins will miss time because he refuses to get vaccinated.
➡️ yhoo.it/3u5Cvcz pic.twitter.com/Ki1oKupcdV11:20 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
ICYMI: If Wiggins is not fully vaccinated by Oct. 13, Warriors could have home-court DISadvantage due to San Francisco COVID protocols. nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio…10:40 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Wiggins still not going to the David Guetta concert is concerning for the Warriors… – 10:40 PM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
I have a hard time believing that Ben Simmons will NOT be traded before training camp opens. The way I see it, deal to #Rockets for John Wall or to #Warriors for Andrew Wiggins most likely. #Sixers may be forced to include Tyrese Maxey, a Rich Paul client. Houston has extra picks – 5:40 AM

More on this storyline

Sean Cunningham: Andrew Wiggins request for religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination denied by the NBA. League statement below. pic.twitter.com/kXFGXiS8hy -via Twitter @SeanCunningham / September 24, 2021

Vincent Goodwill: Knicks GM Scott Perry revealed his team is fully vaccinated. Another team that’s fully vaccinated, according to sources, is the Detroit Pistons. One less headache for a young team -via Twitter @VinceGoodwill / September 24, 2021

Ohm Youngmisuk: Lawrence Frank says personally he is a huge advocate of vaccinations. He says he is not comfortable, though, sharing status of players’ vaccinations and where the Clippers are at as far as being fully vaccinated. -via Twitter @NotoriousOHM / September 24, 2021