John Stockton is the most famous alumni of Gonzaga University. The Basketball Hall of Famer played for the Bulldogs in the early 1980’s. Stockton went on to become one of the greatest point guards in NBA history and had a memorable run with the Utah Jazz and Karl Malone.
Gonzaga has been built by head coach Mark Few into a true college basketball powerhouse. The Bulldogs are currently ranked #2 in the AP Men’s Basketball Poll. They are always a major threat to win a national championship come March Madness.
Stockton is now facing a rocky time in his relationship with Gonzaga. According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the school has stripped their most prominent graduate of his season tickets after he failed to comply with mask mandates at games. Stockton claimed he was singled out for not wearing a mask because of his high profile.
It’s not the first time John Stockton has had a bad take when it comes to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Stockton appeared in a widely discredited documentary in June where he espoused his ridiculous beliefs. The former Jazz PG said 150 athletes have died because of the vaccine.
“I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, it’s over 100 professional athletes dead – professional athletes – the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court.”
No such on-field deaths have been recorded. Stockton continued to refuse masking, and therefore will not be able to attend games. This isn’t the first pro athlete to express anti-vaccine and masking sentiment. Aaron Rodgers lied to the entire world about his status earlier this season before catching COVID himself. Time will tell what will come next for John Stockton.