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- Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich receives a COVID-19 vaccine in a new public service announcement.
Pop is featured in a new NBA public service video encouraging people to get inoculated once they're able to.
Footage shows the 72-year-old coach receiving a shot in his office, remarking that he didn't even feel the prick of the needle. Due to his age, he's considered at high risk for serious outcomes if he contracts COVID-19, and is eligible to receive the vaccine under Phase 1B of Texas' allocation plan.
"Science-wise, it's a no brainer," Popovich says in the clip. "It's the right thing to do so we can all get on track again. Let's do this together."
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also participating in the league’s vaccine-education campaign.
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