Michael Porter Jr. shares his controversial view on Covid

Jayce Jessup, Editor

Michael Porter Jr, 2nd year man for the Denver Nuggets, who has become one of the most talked about young guns in the NBA from his play in the NBA Bubble this summer. But, before the NBA resumed its season Porter shared his interesting view on the Covid-19 virus.

During a snapchat Q and A, Porter shared an interesting theory that, “Personally, I think that the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda, it’s being used for population control in just terms of being able to control the masses of people.” Porter even went on to announce that he has never had a vaccination. Porter did however acknowledge that the virus is real as he said, “All you can do is sit back and watch what’s going on, don’t get too emotionally involved,” he said. “It is a serious thing, it’s a real thing, but yes, it’s being overblown.”

When asked what he thinks about Porter’s comments in a zoom interview with ESPN  Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said, “Obviously, I’m not the thought police,” Malone said. “I’m not going to tell any of our players what they can and can’t say. All I would say is just be sensitive to the current situation in our country and throughout the world in regards to coronavirus.” 

This can only lead to wonder as to how many other athletes share similar thoughts to Porter, and how they’ll impact the younger generation that grows up idolizing these players. As young kids may pick up on the thoughts or beliefs of people they look up to. No matter how much information they know or don’t know. But, it makes you wonder if there’s some truth behind what Porter is saying.