Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins acknowledged that no one should be worried about him potentially losing money over his COVID-19 vaccine stance. "It's my problem," Wiggins said of the possibility of lost earnings.
"Not yours." Wiggins doesn't want to get vaccinated and that could force him to miss 41 home games this season since the San Francisco Department of Public Health wants to ban unvaccinated individuals from attending large public gatherings.
"It's not uncomfortable," Wiggins said of all the attention his decision has created. "I'm confident in my beliefs and what I think is right, what I think is wrong. I'm just going to keep doing what I believe.
Whether it's one thing or another, just going to keep doing it."
The Warriors hope Wiggins will change his mind
"My belief and my thoughts are that we'll have the full team," Warriors general manager Bob Myers said.
"I'm not preparing really for anything different right now. ... I don't think -- the hypothetical stuff doesn't serve me. I get why you have to ask. I get why people have to wonder. But we're going to deal in reality now and that's what we're doing each day.
Like I said, I'm confident we'll have a full team." Warriors star guard Stephen Curry acknowledged that Wiggins has the right to do what he wants but noted that he has put the Warriors in a difficult situation.
"At the end of the day, it is up to him," Curry said. "I think it's no secret to that point. We obviously hope that he has all the right information and access to the right resources to ask all the questions he has on making a decision.
We hope he's available. We hope it moves in the right direction. My opinion is obviously I got it and ready to be available, and following, you know, the mandates and whatnot. "But that's kind of where it is and you know, the next coming weeks and how it all plays out is going to be entirely up to him.
We obviously hope he's available and with us and kind of go from there. It's difficult. Everybody is in a difficult kind of position in that respect, and we've all made decisions that you feel like are right for you and your family and whatever the case is. So this is no different, whether you agree with him or not. You have to let it play out."