The NBA could be in for a turbulent season.
The last two years were marred by over-the-top political protests.
Now NBA players are being threatened with jail for a jaw-dropping reason.
The COVID regime has become full-blown authoritarian.
Several western countries have enacted some of the most draconian crackdowns on civil liberties seen in decades.
Australia instituted Orwellian curfew laws in a failed attempt at COVID Zero.
But Canada is not far behind.
And NBA players who are unvaccinated could face jail if they travel to Toronto and leave their hotel rooms for anything other than team-related functions.
Sources: NBA players were informed unvaccinated players who breach quarantine in Toronto face criminal offense. Unvaccinated players only able to leave hotel for team activities. Per Canada’s Quarantine Act, violations could lead to up to 6 months in prison and/or $750K in fines.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 7, 2021
Some players have resisted the COVID mandates, and they’ve been vilified in the corporate press as a result.
These are the same outlets that praised the athletes for parroting establishment social justice talking points.
From The New York Post:
“According to the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the 2021-22 season, players are required to pass a PCR test — regardless of vaccination status — before traveling to Toronto. The new report came amid a divide over vaccination status among NBA players. Some players, including LeBron James, Draymond Green and Chris Paul, have said they believe it is a personal choice to receive a vaccine against COVID-19. Others, such as Kyrie Irving, Michael Porter Jr. and Jonathan Isaac, have expressed they are not vaccinated. Last week, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass reported that players who elect not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for the games they miss.”
The hysteria created by the corporate press and public officials is off the charts.
People who have legitimate questions about the vaccine are being ripped up and down.
For example, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic wanted an explanation as to why he should get the vaccine when he’s already recovered from COVID, and he’s in immaculate shape.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green commented on the relentless pressure from the establishment for everyone to get vaccinated irrespective of their personal circumstances.
Now the COVID regime is threatening people with jail if they leave their hotel rooms.
The madness has to stop.
The government has seized dangerous amounts of power, and they are in no hurry to give them back.
And too many establishment cronies are willing to do whatever they’re told no matter how absurd the request.
Little about America’s response to COVID makes much sense from a public health standpoint.
Many counter-narrative doctors and scientists have said as much, but it’s taken pushback from NBA players for the message to resonate.