But those vaccines aren’t fully effective yet.
So, the NBA is still relying on its distancing and masking protocols to keep players safe. After getting through the All-Star break with surprisingly few coronavirus cases, the league has kept its numbers low.
Of the 485 players tested for COVID-19 since March 17, one new player has returned a confirmed positive test.
NBA players have had at least 166 cases – and almost certainly many more – of coronavirus.
Though the league obviously isn’t out of the woods yet, if its biggest coronavirus problems aren’t in the rearview mirror, something has gone very wrong.