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NBA Denies Warriors’ Wiggins Vaccination Exemption Request

Sep 24, 2021, 7:02 PM
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco’s vaccination requirement.

The ruling was announced hours after the New York Knicks said their entire roster is vaccinated, making all their players eligible to play in their home games.

Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply.

Wiggins sought one from the league for religious reasons.

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