Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said podcast on Wednesday that they require all their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
running news: Cuba’s comments come the same week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday that restricts COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any “entity,” including employers.
what is he saying: “If you work for me, I require my employees to be vaccinated, unless there’s a doctor’s reason where they can’t be. Like you — I don’t want my kids to be at risk,” Cuba said in an episode podcast “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt.”
- “It’s your choice, it’s totally positive on you,” Cuban said. “But there are consequences that come with it.”
big picture: The NBA has no vaccine mandate, but areas across the country have ordinances that prohibit unvaccinated athletes from participating in indoor activities.
- Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said their entire coaching staff has been vaccinated and estimated players are in the “90th percentile” of vaccinations, Dallas Morning News Report.
- In September, Mavericks Updated your health and safety protocols Which requires fans to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
The Dallas Mavericks opened their season on October 26 against the Houston Rockets.