Le Bron James refuses to respond to Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s criticism over the Covid meme
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said he had no response to NBA great Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who criticized James for a social media post in which he appeared to question the difference between Covid-19 and the flu and common cold.
James had posted an image last week on Instagram showing three cartoon Spidermen pointing at one another with words “Covid”, “flu”, and “cold” superimposed over each of them.
The caption said, “Help me out, folks.”
Lakers great and NBA Hall of Famer Abdul Jabbar criticized the meme in a letter on self-publishing platform Substack addressed to James, saying it implied the 26 years old did not understand the difference between the ailments. He wrote,
“With 106 million Instagram followers, making such a post is automatically politically impactful, because he questions the validity of the efforts to get the country vaccinated.”
“As is evident by some of the comments that cheer LeBron’s post, he’s given support to those not getting vaccinated, which makes the situation for all of us worse by postponing our health and economy recovery.”
James, who guided the Lakers to 132-123 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, told reporters he did not have a response to Abdul Jabbar. He added,
“And if you saw the post and read the tag, you are literally, honestly asking, ‘Help me out? Help me figure it all out.”
Four times NBA champion James is fully vaccinated and recovered from Covid.