Michele Roberts released a statement commending the vaccination rate of the NBA's players. 

“Over 90 percent of our Players are fully vaccinated. Nationally, on average only 55 percent of Americans are. The real story is not why vaccination isn’t mandated in the NBA. The real story for proponents of vaccination is how can we emulate the Players in the NBA."

The NBA issued a statement earlier on Tuesday suggesting it sought a vaccine mandate, which was declined by the NBPA.

The NBPA's statement on a 55 percent misleading as 70 percent of adults in the United States are vaccinated.