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NBA will NOT mandate vaccines 

Post#1 » by M3tro » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:43 pm

[url]Report: NBA won't require players to be vaccinated against COVID-19
https://www.thescore.com/nba/news/2196908[/url]

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Re: NBA will NOT mandate vaccines 

Post#2 » by Johnny Bball » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:46 pm

Its a union. They cant.
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Post#3 » by mademan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:53 pm

nor should they
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Post#4 » by kalel123 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:00 pm

mademan wrote:nor should they


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Post#5 » by chubbs715 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:13 pm

I'm not surprised but don't really care that much either. I don't think unvaccinated players can even come to Canada or play in NY and SF currently, wouldn't be surprised if a few more cities in the US follow through. Looks like we'll see a few rosters looking thin or having to play their bench more against certain teams, curious to see if players are really willing to sit out, especially ones fighting for the playoffs and they have to play Knicks and Nets for their last two games lol
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Re: NBA will NOT mandate vaccines 

Post#6 » by Jcity08 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:18 pm

Whether or not NBA mandates it makes no difference since the localities, teams and arenas have rules in place to address this.

If a player doesn't want to get vaccinated fine but it wont be business as usual when they have to fly to various arenas around the US and in Toronto.
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Post#7 » by Parataxis » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:19 pm

Johnny Bball wrote:Its a union. They cant.


Plenty of unionised workplaces have mandated vaccines.
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Post#8 » by Hero_Panda » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:20 pm

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Post#9 » by Clay Davis » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:23 pm

Parataxis wrote:
Johnny Bball wrote:Its a union. They cant.


Plenty of unionised workplaces have mandated vaccines.

Yup. Good luck standing against the vaccine mandate as a member of the TDSB union.
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Post#10 » by MadDogSHWA » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:24 pm

Unfortunate.
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Post#11 » by Ganjamayne » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:28 pm

chubbs715 wrote:I'm not surprised but don't really care that much either. I don't think unvaccinated players can even come to Canada or play in NY and SF currently, wouldn't be surprised if a few more cities in the US follow through. Looks like we'll see a few rosters looking thin or having to play their bench more against certain teams, curious to see if players are really willing to sit out, especially ones fighting for the playoffs and they have to play Knicks and Nets for their last two games lol


Forgot about this, will be interesting to see who sits out against us
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Post#12 » by binjumper » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:30 pm

with the policy of the government and mlse goodluck to those players that have to play in toronto.
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Post#13 » by Badonkadonk » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:30 pm

Laughing at the Boston Red Sox, who had a brutal August and fell out of a WC spot yesterday largely because of their unvaccinated players. Great timing if you're a Jays fan.

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/sports/2021/09/02/divided-house-unvaccinated-red-sox-players-risk-ruining-season/5684255001/

It'll be interesting to see which NBA teams self-sabotage and which ones actually have some discipline.
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Post#14 » by Johnny Bball » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:31 pm

Clay Davis wrote:
Parataxis wrote:
Johnny Bball wrote:Its a union. They cant.


Plenty of unionised workplaces have mandated vaccines.

Yup. Good luck standing against the vaccine mandate as a member of the TDSB union.


Teachers union voted to make them mandatory prior to TDSB trustees voting.

Federally regulated companies now don't have a choice since that's as far as the government has taken it.
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Post#15 » by Zeno » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:34 pm

Hypothetically, knowing the regulations likely placed on an unvaccinated player in a market like Toronto would you draft or sign one in free agency? I wouldn’t be surprised if it played a role.
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Post#16 » by Fairview4Life » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:40 pm

85% already vaccinated.
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Post#17 » by gerrit4 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:43 pm

It would be interesting in cities that require vaccine passports to go to restaurants etc. Would make for some boring road trips for some of these players.
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Post#18 » by Mikistan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:45 pm

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Post#19 » by Fairview4Life » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:46 pm

gerrit4 wrote:It would be interesting in cities that require vaccine passports to go to restaurants etc. Would make for some boring road trips for some of these players.


They'll have some more time to watch youtube videos.

Sorry, I mean "do their own research".
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Re: NBA will NOT mandate vaccines 

Post#20 » by 6ixpessant » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:50 pm

As long as there is a vaccine mandate to go to games... I don't care.

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