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The Vaccine Holdouts in the NBA

Players are getting penalized for being unvaccinated. That’s not stopping some high-profile holdouts.


Episode Notes

The 2021–22 NBA season will be underway in less than a month. The league has set strict testing and distancing rules for unvaccinated players. Largely, that strategy has worked, but there are some high-profile holdouts.

Guest: Bomani Jones is an ESPN commentator and the host of the Right Time With Bomani Jones podcast.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.