By Jerry Wein
After scoring all of 7 points in 36 minutes of the Sixers’ 118-106 win over the Piston last night, Matisse Thybulle served up this weak-ass rationalization for not getting vaccinated against COVID, which will cause him to miss game 3 and 4 in Toronto, and possibly game 6:
“People are always going to wonder why,” he said .
“I was raised in a holistic household where anti-vax is not like a term that was ever used. It’s a weird term that has been kind of thrown around to just label people.
“We grew up with Chinese medicine and naturopathic doctors. And just with that upbringing, coming into this situation, I felt like I had a solid foundation of medical resources that could serve me beyond what this vaccine could do for me.”
Matisse Thybulle: "I believe in them without me just as much as I believe in them with me. I think that we've got as good a chance as any to make a run to the championship, and I trust these guys to take care of it when I can't be on the court with them." pic.twitter.com/UVaonMOf2c
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