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In 2021, LeBron James announced that he and his family received the mRNA COVID vaccine.

LeBron, 38, said he was “hesitant” to get the mRNA vaccine, but he did some research before he and his family felt safe and comfortable getting vaccinated.

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The L.A. Lakers star is pictured with his wife Savannah, daughter Zhuri, and sons Bronny (L) and Bryce (R) at The 2023 ESPY Awards on July 12, 2023.

In March 2021, LeBron told reporters getting vaccinated was a “private family discussion.”

“I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family,” LeBron said in 2021.

The NBA icon confirmed he was vaccinated after previously dodging questions from sports reporters. He said he wouldn’t waste his time trying to convince others to get vaccinated.

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“I know that I was very skeptical about it all, but after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited for not only me but for my family and my friends, and that’s why I decided to do it.”

He continued: “We’re talking about individuals’ bodies. We’re not talking about something that’s political or racism or police brutality and things of that nature. We’re talking about people’s bodies and well-beings. I don’t feel like, for me personally, that I should get involved in what people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods.”

LeBron’s comments came after President Biden mandated vaccines for all private-sector employers with 100 or more staffers.

In January 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Biden’s vaccine mandates.