“Up until I took the vaccine I was fine… Yes, the vaccine ended my season,” the former Atlanta Hawk said.
Former Atlanta Hawks point guard Brandon Goodwin came clean about his season-ending illness last year during a Twitch video game livestream earlier this month.
Chatting on Twitch while gaming, the NBA star described learning he had blood clots soon after taking an experimental Covid shot.
“I got sick and I never, like, recovered from it,” Goodwin said. “I would always have back pain, I was just super tired in the games. Like when we played Philly back-to-back, bro I was so tired. I felt like I couldn’t run up and down the court.”
“That’s when my back really started hurting bad,” he continued. “Then, I’m like, ‘Alright, I need to go to the doctor.’ That’s when I found out I had blood clots. That all happened in the span of a month.”
The basketball star confirmed the vaccination was the catalyst for his ailment, saying, “I was fine up until I took the vaccine, I was fine. So, people trying to tell you, ‘No. It’s not the vaccine.’ Like, how do you know? You don’t know.”
“Yes, the vaccine ended my season,” Goodwin later declared. “One thousand percent.”
The Atlanta Hawks told Goodwin his season was over after they heard back from team doctors.
“We don’t even know what it is,” Goodwin argued with his team.
However, he holds no hard feelings against the franchise, telling his Twitch viewers, “But it’s whatever. I’m not even going to get into all that, bruh. I still got love for the Hawks. Mad love for the Hawks.”
“It would have been way different,” Goodwin reflected.
The professional baller is unsure of his future in the NBA, saying, “I don’t know where I’m playing at this year. I’m not going to lie to y’all, I don’t know. They (The Hawks) just like, ‘Don’t say anything about it, don’t tell nobody. I’m like, ‘Bruh, what?’”
The league is likely pressuring the Atlanta Hawks to keep Goodwin silent about the adverse reaction.
The point guard explained that he couldn’t play in the playoffs because he was on blood thinners to help with his blood clots.
“I’ll be back on somebody’s team soon,” Goodwin said. “I don’t really know who yet, but this shit’s been crazy… Not Boston. I said no to Golden State earlier in the year.”
Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving also spoke out about the league’s Covid vaccines recently, telling social media followers on Wednesday that he’s sticking to his choice to refuse a Covid vaccine.
“This is one body that I get here,” Irving said. “And no I’m not retiring and no I’m not leaving this game like this. There’s still so much more work to do and there’s still so many other youngins to inspire. Because I know they want to be better than me. And I can’t wait to play against all y’all on this stage.”
Maybe National File reporter Patrick Howley was right, “The unvaccinated players should all join the same team and win the championship against all the vaxxers.”