Before Thursday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr revealed some exciting news: the organization received a handful of coronavirus vaccinations on Wednesday.
Kerr told media members that “about 12” Warriors players and coaches received a vaccine on Wednesday at the Kaiser Permanente near Chase Center. Kerr also revealed that the Warriors had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is a single-dose shot, so they won’t have to deal with coordinating, or having side effects from a second round.
While the Warriors coach did not reveal which members of the organization received the vaccine, he did note that Draymond Green — who is missing Thursday’s game due to illness — was one of them, which may explain why Green isn’t feeling well. Kerr also said that he was one of the staff members to get vaccinated.
It remains unknown if the players and staffers who were not vaccinated did so because they didn’t want to receive the vaccine, or if they did so due to not having doses. It’s also unclear how many members of the organization may have already received a vaccine prior to Wednesday.
Either way, it’s good news for the team, and Kerr said that he’s hoping it’s a step towards normalcy — both for the Warriors, and for the world.
Here’s hoping all of you can get vaccinated soon as well, if you’re not already. And here’s hoping the shot won’t impact the Warriors ability to move their arms and make baskets too much. Well worth it, even if it does.