LeBron James on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s COVID Trial


LeBron James had “no response at all” to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after the NBA Hall of Fame wrote an essay claiming James dealt a “blow” to his “worthy legacy” after posting a controversial COVID-19 meme.

James was asked about Abdul-Jabbar’s comments after dropping 32 points in a 132-123 win over the Rockets on Tuesday – a day after the essay was published.

“No, I don’t have a response to Kareem at all,” he said, before offering a lengthy response explaining why he shared the meme.

Last weekend, James took to Instagram to share a cartoon image of three identical Spider-Man characters, showing each other with the words “COVID,” “Flu” and “Cold.” He captioned his post: “Help me people.”

“And if you’ve seen the post and read the tag, you know I’m literally and honestly asking, ‘help me’. Help me figure it all out, like we are all trying to figure out this pandemic, ”said James Tusday. “We are all trying to understand COVID and the new strain [omicron].

LeBron James in the Lakers’ win over the Rockets on December 28, 2021.
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“And the flu, I think people forgot about the flu. People literally like to forget about the flu during these times, as if it is still circulating. It’s flu season, so people forgot about the flu. People forgot about colds. It happens, especially with many of our children who are in school. My daughter [Zhuri James] is in grade one, so many of these kids get colds and the flu. But no, I have no answer to Kareem. No, at all, ”he continued.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has openly criticized James.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has openly criticized James.
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Abdul-Jabbar, who has been a vocal critic of anti-vaxxers, wrote a blog post on James, titled “Dear LeBron: Here is the COVID-19 Help You Asked for in Your Spider-Man Meme.

The Lakers legend described the meme as’ uninformed ‘and said,’ LeBron encouraged reluctance to vaccinate which puts lives and livelihoods at risk. “

James, who is vaccinated against COVID-19, said previously he “won’t talk about other people and what they should be doing” with regard to treatment for the virus.

Abdul-Jabbar has targeted James in a number of public messages citing concerns about vaccines and COVID-19.



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