Former Atlanta Hawks player Brandon Goodwin claimed the COVID-19 vaccine forced him to end early last season. In May, the Hawks said Goodwin's season came to an end due to a minor respiratory condition. “I got sick and I never quite recovered from it,” Goodwin said on the stream, as posted on YouTube by Cosign Zee.
“I would always have back pain, I was just super tired in the games”. Goodwin revealed he felt so tired after back-to-back games against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28 and 30. “Bro, I was so tired,” he said.
“I felt like I couldn’t run up and down the court. My back was hurting”. The Hawks played three home games between May 1-5. “My back really started hurting bad,” Goodwin recalled. “Then, I’m like, ‘OK.
I need to go to the doctor. That’s when I found out I had blood clots. That all within the span of a month”.
Goodwin blames the vaccine
“I was fine until then,” Goodwin said. “I was fine up until I took the vaccine, I was fine”.
Golden State Warriors star Andrew Wiggins was reluctant to take the vaccine but he took the jab only because he wanted to continue playing in the NBA. "The only options were to get vaccinated or not play in the NBA," Wiggins said after the Warriors' preseason opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, his first public comments since getting the shot.
"It was a tough decision. Hopefully, it works out in the long run and in 10 years I'm still healthy." Wiggins felt he was forced into taking the vaccine but he didn't blame the Warriors. "They didn't make the rule," Wiggins said.
"But I guess to do certain stuff, to work, I guess you don't own your body. That's what it comes down to. If you want to work in society today, then I guess they made the rules of what goes in your body and what you do.
Hopefully, there's a lot of people out there that are stronger than me and keep fighting, stand for what they believe, and hopefully, it works out for them." Wiggins was hopeful he would not have any negative side effects.
"I know a lot of people get reactions or injuries from getting the vaccination, so I don't know what it's going to do to me in 10 years," he said. "I feel like I could go on for days about why I didn't want to get it.
Most importantly, I don't know what's going to happen or what it's going to do to my body in 10, 20 years. ... But I guess it's something that had to get done."