A memo from the NBA revealed laws in New York City and San Francisco about the league’s vaccine requirements on the teams. The ruling impacts the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Golden State Warriors. ESPN notes the only exemption is medical or religious reasons.

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Beginning Sept. 13 in New York City, anyone over the age of 12 will not be able to enter “certain covered premises.” Those areas include the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden.

A similar law will go into effect in San Francisco, requiring proof of vaccination before entering any large event, including Chase Center.


The law applies to the teams who occupy those buildings and the opponents who will play there.

By Friday, the NBA requires all 30 NBA teams to deliver information on vaccination on each NBA roster. The league requires all personnel working with 15 feet of players or referees to be fully vaccinated in the forthcoming season. NBA training camps open Sept. 28. The regular season begins on Oct. 19.

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