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New reports emerged recently that commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA will not have a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for players or league personnel for the upcoming year.

“According to a league memo obtained by @YahooSports, the NBA will not have a vaccine mandate in place next season, but will strongly suggest all personnel be up to date with vaccinations. Periodic testing of unvaccinated players could be allowed, pending discussions with NBPA.”