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Report: NBA requiring coaches, executives who interact with players to be vaccinated

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Ushers check the vaccination card or a recent COVID-19 test of arriving fans at Staples Center on April 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. It has been over a year since fans have gathered at the Staples Center due to the coronavirus pandemic. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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The NBA doesn’t require players to be vaccinated against coronavirus (though 90% are, according to National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts).

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Hopefully, this won’t be an issue. Vaccinations keep people, both those inoculated and those around them, safer.

But if there are any coaches or high-profile executives opposed to the vaccine, we’re probably about to find out.