LeBron James may not want to talk about it, but the NBA superstar did get — or is getting — the COVID-19 vaccine … so says GM Rob Pelinka, who claims the whole Lakers roster will be fully vaxxed by the start of the season.
King James has danced around the question for months … electing to keep his vaccine decision a family matter.
But, Pelinka revealed L.A.’s entire roster will, in fact, be at 100% vaccination status when the season kicks off … and in case you didn’t know, LBJ is on the Lakers.
“On opening night, all of the players that are currently signed on our roster will be deemed fully vaccinated,” Pelinka told reporters Thursday. “We’re grateful for that.”
Pelinka says it’s a sigh of relief to know the team and staff members will not face any setbacks due to people within the organization being unvaccinated.
Of course, LeBron previously brushed the topic off … calling it “not a big deal” back in May.
“Anything I do off the floor is predicated to my family for the majority or 99.9% of that,” James said at the time.
“It’s about the health and safety of my family,” he added. “That’s what it came down to. Being available to my teammates on the floor is about taking care of my body and me doing everything I can to make sure I’m available both mentally, physically and spiritually as well.”
“But, anything of that nature is all family talk.”
There was strong indication Bron had been vaccinated prior to the first round of the NBA playoffs last season … when the league explained he would not have to quarantine following an appearance at an outdoor event.
Had he not been vaxxed, James would have been forced to stay away from the team for a period of time.
Now, all speculation can be put to rest.