NBA superstar LeBron James has just confirmed that he did in fact get vaccinated. However, James also stated that despite getting the vaccine himself, he will not be urging others to do the same.

LeBron spoke to reporters about his feelings about the vaccine at Lakers media on Tuesday. While he was initially skeptical about getting vaccinated, he did ultimately decide to go for it.

LeBron also clarified that he will not be advocating for others to get the vaccine, as he believes that it is not his job to “get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods.”

We’re talking about individuals’ bodies. We’re not talking about something that’s political, or racism, or police brutality. Things of that nature. We’re talking about people’s bodies and well being.

LeBron compared it to giving advice about other personal matters, such as giving job advice. LeBron stated that he does not believe in telling people what to do with their lives.

All members of LeBron’s team, the Lakers, have been vaccinated ahead of the season. However, LeBron clarified that this was a choice that all the players made individually and independently.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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