This past season changed every conversation regarding Andrew Wiggins’ career.
One of his biggest decisions came when it was revealed that he was unvaccinated against COVID-19 when training camp tipped off last September. He was skeptical of the shot’s long-term effects in part due to an allergic reaction he had a few years ago.
San Francisco mandated vaccinations for people working in the city, leaving Wiggins with the option of sitting out games at Chase Center or getting the vaccine.
The former No. 1 overall draft pick chose to get it done, but he is now expressing regrets over it.
“I still wish I didn’t get [vaccinated], to be honest with you,” Wiggins told FanSided.
Before the 2021-22 season started, Wiggins was torn over whether or not he should get vaccinated, but ultimately made the decision to do so for his teammates.
“I did it, and I was an All-Star this year and a champion, so that was the good part, just not missing out on the year, the best year of my career,” he added. “But for my body, I just don’t like putting all that stuff in my body, so I didn’t like that and I didn’t like that it wasn’t my choice. I didn’t like that it was either get this or don’t play.”
Wiggins was praised during the Warriors’ title run for his transformation into an all-around player, producing on both ends of the court and committing himself to grabbing rebounds.
Wiggins averaged 17.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds in the regular season. He stepped up big in the Finals as he averaged 18.3 points, and 8.8 rebounds in 39.3 minutes per game.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.