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Charles Barkley, a Hall of Famer, believes the Covid vaccination should be MANDATORY in all professional sports leagues.

All professional sports clubs should require players to be vaccinated if they want to play, according to NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.
TNT basketball, a 58-year-old ferocious 58-year-old, was open in his criticism of individuals who refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
‘Can you image if one of these unvaccinated people infects one of these athletes’ children, wives, girlfriends, mothers and fathers, and they die as a result of some pointless conspiracy nonsense?
He told CNBC, “I believe that would be horrible.”
All professional sports leagues, according to NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, 58, should make it essential for players to obtain the vaccine in order to participate. Barkley compared playing in a professional sports league to working in a corporate environment.
‘There’s s*** you can’t do at work and s*** you have to do at work,’ he explained.
Therefore, every business has regulations, and I believe one of them should get that males must be vaccinated.’ Up to 80% of NFL players, 90% of NBA players, and 85% of MLB players have had at least one shot.
Barkley stated, “Yes, I’m vaccinated,” when a surge in Covid cases erupted across the United States owing to the Delta version.
During a video conference with reporters in March, Golden State Warriors guard Kent Bazemore responded “no sir” to the vaccine, adding, “Everyone should be inoculated.”
‘The only individuals who aren’t vaccinated are jerks,’ he continued.
However, not all professional sportsmen in the United States agree with him, with numerous athletes publicly declaring their unwillingness to be vaccinated.
‘I don’t really see myself getting it any time soon, unless I’m forced to somehow,’ Golden State Warriors shooting guard Andrew Wiggins answered. Wiggins’ teammate Kent Bazemore said ‘no sir’ in a video conference with reporters in March when asked if he would get vaccinated.
Hector Neris, the closer for the Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball, has joined a growing list of anti-vax pro athletes.
‘I don’t want to receive the shot,’ he remarked before the Mets’ series opening in April.
‘I think it’s a personal decision,’ Phillies manager Joe Girardi said of Neris.
So whatever the player decides, I will support him no matter what.’ MLB’s Phillies’ closer Hector Neris has joined the band of anti-vax pro athletes, and the team’s manager Joe Giradi said, “whatever the player decides, I will support him no matter what.”
All Tier 1 employees, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers, and scouts, are required to be vaccinated under the NFL’s requirements.
According to NFL restrictions, anti-vaxxers Rick Dennison, an assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings, and Cole Papovich, a co-offensive line coach for the New England Patriots, will both be out next season.
DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, deleted a tweet earlier this month in which he indicated he would ‘doubt’ his future in the league if not taking the vaccine could affect his team’s chances this season.
His tweet came on the heels of an NFL memo stating that if a game is canceled due to an epidemic among unvaccinated players and cannot be rescheduled within the season’s 18-month window, a forfeit will be issued.
The memo further said that if a forfeit happens, both teams’ game checks will be forfeited.
Hopkins then posted, ‘Freedom?’ after deleting the first message.
‘After an NFL letter said that if a forfeit occurred due to an outbreak among unvaccinated players, both teams will lose their game checks, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals was loud about his anti-vax views on Twitter.