Michael Jordan Weighs in on the NBA’s Vaccine Rules

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Michael Jordan weighs in the NBA’s Covid vaccine rules.

Charlotte Hornets owner and Chicago Bulls legend addressed the league’s COVID-19 protocols during an interview with Craig Melvin on NBC’s “TODAY” on Monday. When discussing the NBA’s contenders this year, Jordan stressed the importance of staying healthy, which ended up turning into a discussion on the NBA’s Vaccine rules.

“Melvin: You mentioned staying healthy and the COVID vaccine. Are you at all concerned about the protocols?

Jordan: Not at all. Not at all. I am total in unison with the league. And I think everybody, you know, has been speaking about the vaccinations. And, you know, I’m a firm believer in science and, you know, I’m going to stick with that and hopefully everybody abides by whatever the league sets the rules. I think once everybody buys in, we’re going the be fine.”


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Jordan donated $10 million to open two Michael Jordan Family Clinics in his home county in North Carolina. At the time, two existing Jordan clinics had administered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccinations.

Jordan also discussed his philanthropic efforts on “Today”:

Melvin: What’s driving Michael Jordan to give away so much of his money?

Jordan: Actions speed louder than words. I can say a lot of different things but my actions have been that I want to make a difference.

Michael Jordan isn’t perfect but he seems to have his heart in the right place.

Giving back on that scale must feel fantastic.


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