John Stockton is a very proud anti-vaccine man and he won’t be silent about it.
Earlier this year, the legendary former NBA star was banned from attending games at Gonzaga University after refusing to comply with his alma mater’s indoor mask mandate.
Around that same time, The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin tweeted, “John Stockton believes 150 pro athletes have been killed by the vaccine. Just in case you have someone similarly unmoored from reality in your family, here’s a fact check. Conclusion: not to shock you, but it’s bullsh-t.”
He has clearly not wavered off that perspective of the vaccine because he just recently stated that he has a list of “hundreds” of vaccinated athletes that have “dropped dead on the field.”
Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are two of the most notable people in the world that have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Stockton stands with the both of them on never getting that vaccine.
Stockton, a 10-time All-Star, holds career averages of 13.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Recently, the NFL announced that it would be suspending all COVID-19 protocols for both vaccinated and unvaccinated players.
The NBA has yet to make a decision like that as of now.