Basketball In America Has Never Been So Ridiculously Political And Divided

Jan. 24th, 2022

John Stockton poses for a photo on Saturday at The Warehouse in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review)

According to a story by The Spokesman-Review on January 23rd, 2022, it talks about how Gonzaga University has suspended season tickets for one of its most notable alumni and Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school’s mask mandates at games, “Basically, it came down to, they were asking me to wear a mask to the games and being a public figure, someone a little bit more visible, I stuck out in the crowd a little bit,” Stockton said. “And therefore they received complaints and felt like from whatever the higher-ups those weren’t discussed, but from whatever it was higher up they were going to have to either ask me to wear a mask or they were going to suspend my tickets.”

Stockton said Gonzaga Athletic Director Chris Standiford notified him of the university’s decision in a conversation the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame point guard described as “congenial” but also “not pleasant.” Stockton has taken a strong stance against Covid-19 vaccines, shutdown measures, and mask mandates, initially offering his views last June in a documentary titled, “Covid and the Vaccine: Truth, Lies, and Misconceptions Revealed.”

Stockton went on to say that more than 100 professional athletes have died due to experimental vaccinations. He also said tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions have died from vaccines. “I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, it’s over 100 professional athletes dead, professional athletes the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated, right on the pitch, right on the field, right on the court,” Stockton said in the interview.

Stockton is one of a growing group of athletes who are totally against the wearing of masks and the enforcement of experimental vaccines. When asked if he’d contemplated wearing a mask to keep his season tickets, Stockton responded, “Of course. You consider everything, every option when you’re presented with something like that, and I considered it in great detail.”

It will always come down to personal choice and if sporting regulators and government officials do not realise that then more and more stadiums will become like police stations with draconian rules that are completely unnecessary.

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