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Andrew Wiggins enjoyed his best season in the NBA in 2021-22 as he helped the Golden State Warriors claim the title and made his first All-Star trip. Wiggins scored 17.2 points per game.

But he told FanSided in an interview released on Monday that he has one big regret from the start of the season.


“I still wish I didn’t get (vaccinated),” he said. “I did it and, you know, I was an All-Star this year, and you know, champion — so that was the good part, just not missing out on the year — best year of my career.

“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.”

Local ordinances in San Francisco prohibited unvaccinated individuals over 12 years old from taking part in indoor events for most of the season. Wiggins would have been prohibited from practicing and playing in his team’s home gym.

Wiggins filed for a religious exemption but was denied. He took the shot in October.

At the time he received the injection, Wiggins said it was either get vaccinated or not play, something he reiterated during his interview.

“It was a tough decision,” he was quoted as saying in an Oct. 5, 2021 article. “Hopefully, it works out in the long run and in 10 years I’m still healthy.

“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.”

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