NBA great Shaquille O’Neal apparently had a change of heart when it comes to the vax mandate on his “Big Podcast with Shaq” show. The former Los Angeles Laker basketball player said that the vax should not be “forced” on people. Shaq’s cohost and “Entertainment Tonight” cohost Nischelle Turner argued against his point, saying the mandates are about protecting people. Turner also said the mandates aren’t a form of force, but at the same time, they are. Very confusing. The brief snippet from Shaq’s podcast has essentially gone viral.
Shaq has famously come against Brooklyn Nets star NBA player Kyrie Irving over his vaccination status. Kyrie missed the entire first half of the 2021-2022 season due to refusing to get the shot. Since New York City has a vax mandate, and half of every team’s games are played at home, the Nets decided to bench Kyrie completely rather than have him play part-time. Shaq balked at Irving’s decision and said if he was his teammate that he’d “put hands on him”. Shaq’s tune apparently has changed because he now says that mandating vaccinations for employment is the equivalent to force and he is against that.
Shaq rips COVID vaccine mandates: ‘You shouldn’t be forced to take something you don’t want’ | Fox News
Shaquille O’Neal says COVID-19 vaccines should not be forced – Sports Illustrated
Shaquille O’Neal Shares How He’d Treat Unvaxxed Kyrie Irving If They Were Teammates | HuffPost Latest News
New study says lockdowns only reduced COVID mortality by .2 percent | Daily Mail Online
Garcetti says he held his breath during maskless photos – Los Angeles Times