CJ McCollum on Attention to Unvaccinated NBA Players: I Feel We’ve Been Targeted

When the training camps opened, there was a lot of attention about the small number of unvaccinated players. Does that bother you? CJ McCollum: Yes, it did. I felt like we were targeted. Obviously, people look at us. We play a sport for a living. It is entertainment. People looked at us like a bar. In fact, we were a good fit: We had 98% of our federation volunteer to vaccinate, while the public was 55% or 60% at the time. No one talks about American companies going through the same problems, no one talks about how there are healthcare workers going through similar problems. It’s that we’re in the spotlight, and I think that’s unfair because we’ve done a great job educating our players.
The source: Tania Ganguli @ New York Times

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Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

I spoke with CJ McCollum about starting to serve as NBPA President during this challenging time. We talked a lot about Covid testing protocols and vaccines, plus the human side when discussed in commercial rumors. nytimes.com/2021/12/12/spo…5:44 pm

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress

Damian Lillard (abdomen) was listed as having problems during Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Anfernee Simons (ankle), Nassir Little (calf) and Ben McLemore (hip) are no longer listed on the injury report. CJ McCollum (lung) and Cody Zeller (broken kneecap) recovered. #RipCity10:30 PM

Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_

Blazers injury report:
Damian Lillard (lower abdominal tendon disease) is questionable; CJ McCollum (right pneumothorax) and Cody Zeller (right patella fracture) will be on the field for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. – 10:08 pm

Jay Allen @PDXjay

Damian Lillard (lower abdominal tendonitis) is listed as a suspect in the game against Minnesota tomorrow night.
CJ McCollum (right pneumothorax) and Cody Zeller (right patella fracture) recovered. #Blazers @ RipCityRadio62010:06 pm

Casey Holdahl @CHOLD

Damian Lillard (lower abdomen tendon disease) is a questionable matter and CJ McCollum (right pneumothorax) and Cody Zeller (right kneecap fracture) were absent for Sunday’s game against Minnesota – 10:05 pm

CJ McCollum @CJMcCollum

Really dope @PullUpPod with @DeMar DeRozan 🤝 Appreciate you for coming and sharing so many gems!
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Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

Who said no?
Philly gets: Kristaps Porzingis and CJ McCollum
Dallas gets: Kyrie Irving
Nets get: Danny Green, Jalen Brunson and Jusuf Nurkic
Portland gets: Ben Simmons – 7:36 pm

CJ McCollum @CJMcCollum

Life is precious handle with prayer – 1:00 pm

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Have you had to explain to others why getting more tested for coronavirus is a good thing? [The league and union agreed to require additional testing, even for vaccinated players, after Thanksgiving, which has coincided with an uptick in positive tests.] CJ McCollum: I think when we explain to people how important it is to know – there are a lot of things that are rated as positive but are asymptomatic. So I think testing on holidays when people are on a plane or traveling, family is coming in from the suburbs, you’re gathering, you’re going to be more exposed. It just makes sense and the only bad thing that can come from it is realizing that you are a positive person. But the good news is that you find out early and you can save and not expose some of your friends and family. -through the New York Times / December 12, 2021

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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