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According to a report, the NBA will require the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets to comply with local vaccination requirements.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the NBA will all but require players on the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets to get vaccinated.

Charania is reporting that unvaccinated players will not be allowed to enter, let alone play, in home arenas or team facilities if there are local vaccination requirements in place. This also applies to the Golden State Warriors, who call San Francisco home.

Essentially, this requirement would ban unvaccinated players from playing in home games. Players can receive a medical or religious exemption.

It’s also worth noting that visiting players will not be subject to the same vaccination rules. This only applies to teams with local vaccination requirements. At the moment, that list is limited to the Knicks, Nets, and Warriors, but that could change as the season approaches.

The vaccination rates for each team are not yet known. More to come on this developing story.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.