John Stockton appears in anti-vaccine documentary

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In trailer for documentary, Stockton claims to have done his "own research"

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Utah Jazz legend and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer John Stockton is facing backlash after appearing in an anti-vaccine documentary.

The documentary is entitled “Covid and the Vaccine: Truth Lies, and Misconceptions Revealed”.

Stockton is quoted in the trailer saying, “This isn’t a virus cheating us of this opportunity. It’s the guys making decisions saying, ‘No, no we’re too scared. We’re going to shut everything down. Sit in your house and be careful.’ My kids and my grandkids hearing these things and accepting them as truth when I know by my significant amount of research that it isn’t, it’s very frustrating.”

He also is quoted on the site saying, “One of the things that sticks in my head is losing someone like Steph Curry to basketball would be a crime. I just think what a disappointment to this world it would be if that guy didn’t become who he is. So I wonder who we are missing out on right now.”

You can view the trailer here.

The site says the documentary answers the questions of, “Do masks really work?”, “What is the real risk of dying from Covid-19?”, and “How will we really know that the Covid vaccine in safe?”

Stockton also references Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, saying we might be deprived of seeing the next Curry with the shutdowns.

“One of the things that sticks in my head is losing someone like Steph Curry to basketball would be a crime. I just think what a disappointment to this world it would be if that guy didn’t become who he is. So I wonder who we are missing out on right now.” The comment about Curry is presented without context on the site, but Stockton may have been addressing shutdowns limiting sports activities. 

ABC4 has reached out to the Jazz for comment and has not yet received a statement from the organization.

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