Lakers star LeBron James responds to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s essay criticizing COVID Spider-Man meme post
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James broke the internet when he posted a Spider-Man meme basically questioning the difference between COVID, the flu and the common cold. LeBron’s post drew the ire of some, particularly Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who penned an essay criticizing LeBron for his Spider-Man meme. Via ClutchPoints Lakers beat reporter Michael Corvo and SBNation lakers reporter Harrison Faigen, LeBron responded to Abdul-Jabbar.
“No, I don’t have a response to Kareem at all. And if you saw the post and you read the tag, you’re literally, honestly asking, ‘Help me out?’ Help me kind of figure it all out. We’re all trying to figure this pandemic out. We’re all trying to figure out COVID and the new strains and the flu. I think people forgot about the flu. People literally forgot about the flu during these times. Like, that’s still going around. This is flu season. So people have forgotten about the flu. People have forgotten about common colds. That happen, especially with a lot of our kids that are in school. My daughter is in first grade so a lot of these kids are getting common colds and getting the flu. But, no. I don’t have any response to Kareem.”
Lakers star LeBron James is basically explaining himself in his response to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s criticism of his Spider-Man meme post. LeBron, who sure seemed like he was making more of a statement than just “trying to figure things out”, said he doesn’t have a response for Kareem.
It’s entirely possible that LeBron’s Spider-Man meme post on COVID was a genuine question, though it’s unlikely given the Lakers star’s recent critiques of the league’s handling of the recent COVID outbreak. Abdul-Jabbar certainly didn’t think so.
James clearly didn’t want to get into a war of words over his Spider-Man meme post, especially not with a Lakers legend like Abdul-Jabbar.