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Retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal said people should not be forced to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or risk losing their jobs during a Thursday podcast discussion.

“I encourage everybody to be safe and take care of your family – I do,” the Los Angeles Lakers legend said on The Big Podcast with Shaq. “But it’s just, people don’t want to take it, and you shouldn’t be forced to take something you don’t want.”