Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said this week it’s not his place to tell his teammate to get vaccinated against COVID-19, pushing back against mandates and the politicization of the pandemic and its restrictions.
“You have to honor people’s feelings and their own personal beliefs,” Green said, referring to the continual push for vaccination. “I think that’s been lost when it comes to vaccinated and non-vaccinated. … You say we live in the land of the free. Well, you’re not giving anyone freedom, because you’re making people do something, essentially. Without necessarily making them, you’re making them do something.”
“That goes against everything that America stands for — or supposedly stands for,” he continued. “And so … I know I’m not in any position to tell him what he should or shouldn’t be doing and, as a leader of this team, I’m not gonna go to him [and tell him to get vaccinated].”