As the postseason heats up, every team in the NBA needs their entire squad to be ready to leave it all on the floor.
Losing just a single asset could spell disaster and the end of the season.
That’s why it’s such a shame that some teams are losing players for the same issue that has been known all season long.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently commented on the strict Canadian regulations about COVID-19 vaccines that are preventing some players from crossing the border.
Canada requires all players to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country and play and Silver said the league needs to follow that rule.
Adam Silver says that there is no change coming in terms of unvaccinated players being allowed to play in Toronto. Silver said the league is going to follow the laws, and that is the status of the situation in Canada. Also said players have known the rules for quite some time.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 6, 2022
Silver said that no change is coming in terms of the rules about unvaccinated players attempting to play in Toronto.
He also stated that all players have known the rules for some time.
But Silver is right: it’s nothing new.
This is something that has been front and center in the league all season long – everyone has known the rules and had a choice to make.
It’s become less and less of a problem as more players have gotten both of their shots and the virus has become less damaging to the league.
But it could do a lot of damage now because the Toronto Raptors are in the playoffs and that means that teams will have to visit Canada to play against them.
There are probably a few teams in the East double-checking to make sure all their players have their shots right now.