Baltimore Sun

Wiggins regrets getting COVID vax


In the midst of a prolific playoff run in which he helped guide the Warriors to their fourth title in eight seasons, it was easy to forget All-Star Andrew Wiggins almost began the year without his shot. His COVID shot. At the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, a San Francisco health order required Warriors players to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible to participat­e in home games at Chase Center. Wiggins said in September he preferred not to get vaccinated, telling reporters that the decision was “none of your business.” Wiggins ultimately chose to get the vaccine, but even after the best season of his profession­al career and his first NBA title, the forward said he regrets the decision. “I still wish I didn’t get (the vaccine) to be honest with you,” Wiggins said in an interview Monday. “But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Had Wiggins elected not to get the vaccine, he wouldn’t have been paid for any game missed this season. The 27-year-old is entering the last season of a five-year, $147 million extension he signed with the Timberwolv­es before the 2018 season.

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