Bradley Beal: Not getting vaccinated for ‘private causes’



FILE–Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. Patrick Smith/Getty Pictures/AFP

Washington Wizards three-time All-Star Bradley Beal on Monday cited “private causes” for not getting vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, including he hopes that his earlier bout with the virus will shield him.

Beal made the feedback in the course of the Wizards’ media day.

Beal contracted COVID-19 over the summer season, stopping him from taking part in within the Tokyo Olympics. Beal declined to say why he wouldn’t get vaccinated.

“Private causes,” Beal mentioned. “I would really like an evidence to … individuals with the vaccines, ‘Why are they nonetheless getting COVID?’ … It doesn’t remove anyone from getting COVID, proper?”

Beal mentioned he “didn’t get sick in any respect” throughout his bout with the virus over the summer season.

“I misplaced my odor, that’s it,” Beal mentioned, including that he doesn’t really feel stress to get vaxxed.

“I don’t assume you possibly can stress anyone into making a choice about their physique or what they put into their physique,” Beal mentioned. “You form of let individuals come into their very own about it. … I speak it over with my household and we make a bunch determination that we really feel is greatest for us, identical to the remainder of the world.”

Beal mentioned his dad and mom in addition to his brothers are vaccinated, saying he understands “each side of it.” Together with reactions to the vaccine itself.

“Some individuals have unhealthy reactions to the vaccine, no person desires to speak about that. What occurs if certainly one of our gamers will get the vaccine they usually can’t play after that? Or they’ve issues after that? As a result of there are instances like that.”

Beal additionally addressed the report from The Athletic earlier within the day that Russell Westbrook tried to speak Beal into asking for a commerce out of Washington collectively.

“This occurs yearly. Gamers are going to speak,” Beal mentioned. “I wasn’t in the identical head area that he was out. We had nice conversations main as much as it … I’m joyful for him.”

Beal averaged a career-high 31.3 factors per sport final season, incomes his third All-Star look.

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