Portland Trail Blazers 100% Vaccinated, Damian Lillard Says Choice Was Pretty Simple

Damian Lillard Faces Off Against An Opponent in 2016. Photo by James Schumacher via Flickr CC2.

The Portland Trail Blazers are now reporting that the team is 100% vaccinated for Covid-19, contributing to the league’s 90% vaccination rate.  At a press conference Monday five-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Damian Lillard told reporters the choice was pretty simple for him.  You can see his statement in the short video below:

According to the Oregonian, Lillard said, “I’m in a position where I need to really know what’s going on at all times and take the proper precautions that are associated with having a productive season.”

In the press conference, Lillard told reporters that he has had family die from Covid-19, and being vaccinated was a pretty simple choice for him as a way to protect himself and the people he loves.

“I’m not mad at people who say they need to do their research. But I have a lot of people in my family that I spend time around. I’m just not going to put their lives in danger. As a kid, I had to get shots my whole life.”

To the group of players who remain against it, Lillard continued. “Before I went to college, I had to get shots and I couldn’t tell you one thing about any of them.”

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