During the Wizards media day on Monday (September 27) evening, Bradley Beal opened up about his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

According to journalist Quinton Mayo, Beal explained that he contracted the virus over the summer, which meant he couldn't play for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics. After stating that he only lost his sense of smell, Beal went on to explain why he doesn't feel the pressure to get vaccinated. 

"I don’t feel pressure, I don’t think you can pressure anybody to making a decision about their body or what they put into their body. We can have this conversation about a lot of different topics besides vaccines, too. You can’t necessarily force anybody, I think you kind of let people come into their own about it."

After confirming that he did consider getting vaccinated, Beal questioned why people with the vaccine are still contracting the virus. He stated, "I would like an explanation to people with vaccines, why are they still getting COVID? If that’s something we’re supposed to highly be protected from, that’s funny that it only reduces your chances of going to the hospital. It doesn’t eliminate anyone from getting COVID." 

You can read more of what Bradley had to say in the tweets above.