Rob Pelinka’s surprising admission regarding Lakers players being vaccinated for upcoming season

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka indicated that when the 2021-22 season tips off, all players on the team’s roster will have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine has been a source of controversy as the world continues to try to get past the highly contagious virus that’s killed nearly 700,000 Americans since last year.

That controversy has stemmed from the reluctance of many people, including a number of NBA players, to get the vaccine. Those individuals have cited a variety of reasons for their decisions.

The fact that all of the Lakers will be vaccinated this season now allows the team to focus on trying to win its second title in three seasons. That title quest officially gets underway on Oct. 19 with a home game against the Golden State Warriors.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.