Basketball great LeBron James got the coronavirus vaccine after initial scepticism.
The 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star said he researched the vaccine before receiving it, having originally been “very sceptical”.
Over 90% of NBA players have been vaccinated prior to the new season beginning on 19 October.
Some have refused to confirm their status or say they will not be jabbed.
James said it was not his place to judge others, or persuade people to get the injection.
“I don’t talk about other people and what they should do,” said the four-time NBA champion.
“I know that I was very sceptical about it all but after doing my own research I felt like it was best suited for me and my family and my friends.
“That’s why I decided to do it.”
The NBA does not require players to receive a vaccine, but they will be subject to local health protocols.
New York and San Francisco require professional athletes to show proof of one dose to play indoors, unless they have religious or medical exemption.