NBA player Michael Porter Jr. says that COVID-19 is being used for ‘population control’
The Denver Nuggets forward shared the latest conspiracy theory on a Snapchat Q&A with fans
There are many theories about the novel coronavirus but if you’re not an infectious disease specialist, it may be best to keep those theories to yourself. Especially if you happen to be an NBA player.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter, Jr. was on a Snapchat session with fans from the NBA bubble in Orlando when he was asked his opinion on the COVID-19 virus. The pandemic is the very reason why he and members of 22 NBA teams are sequestered in what has been referred to as “luxury jail” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
“Personally, I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda,” Porter, 22, told viewers on his Snap, as reported by ESPN. “It’s being used for population control in just terms of being able to control the masses of people. I mean, because of the virus the whole world is being controlled.”
“You’re required to wear masks,” Porter continued. “And who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out? You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. Like, that would be crazy.”
Porter, Jr. also says he’s “never been vaccinated.” Although, in order to play at the University of Missouri, as he did in the 2017-18 season, he would have had to be, according to Yahoo.
“I know that Tim Connelly, our front office, has talked to Michael about his comments long before I realized what was said,” Malone told ESPN. “So it has been [discussed with] him; he understands the situation. Once again, we as an organization, I’m not going to put a muzzle on anybody.
“If somebody has a strong belief on something, they have the platform and freedom to use that. We will just try to educate guys so that they understand the impact of what they may be saying.”
The second year player is a Missouri native who was averaging 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds when NBA play was suspended on March 11th.
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