“It’s completely nonsensical.”
Those had been the phrases OutKick founder Clay Travis used to explain New York City’s clunky vaccine mandate that forestalls unvaccinated Knicks and Nets gamers from suiting up for residence video games, however permits unvaccinated gamers on a visiting group to play in the very same area.
On Wednesday afternoon NBA Commissioner Adam Silver blasted the mandate, telling ESPN: “It just doesn’t quite make sense to me that an away player who’s unvaccinated can play in Barclays, but the home player can’t.”
Hours later, Travis was a visitor on Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream and was requested to weigh in on the controversial mandate. Travis agreed with Silver’s stance.
“It’s completely nonsensical, Shannon. And Adam Silver is right here,” mentioned Travis. “I hope that the new mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, is going to be willing to address this and change it.”
Though Travis favors a change in coverage, he’s hopeful the change strikes within the course of freedom and normalcy, not additional restrictions.
“I hope, by the way, that they don’t change it to make (the current policy) also apply to visiting players,” Travis advised Bream.
“The policy now that should be put in place is: everyone should be able to play in the NBA, whether they have been vaxxed or they have not. Frankly, every pro athlete should be able to (play),” added Travis.
As Silver, NBA gamers and New York metropolis residents await a possible change from Adams, Travis reminded viewers of the pointlessness of those mandates usually: “Given that (NBA players are) young and they’re healthy and they have an incredibly high COVID vaccine rate (within the league) so far…at this point in time, everybody should be to play. Visitors, home…I hope they fix this.”
Now that is smart.
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