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Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why LeBron James should be embarrassed dealing with COVID-19

Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why LeBron James should be embarrassed dealing with COVID-19

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Los Angeles Lakers The legend of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slam LeBron James Sunday afternoon while attending an NBA event to unveil the Social Justice Cup that bears his name. Abdul-Jabbar, who has criticized James in the past for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, doubled down on his opinion.

Abdul-Jabbar objected to James’ support Andrew Wiggins Earlier in the season after Golden State Warriors The forward was previously battling to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as for James Mimi to share on Instagram that Corona virus is likened to the flu or the common cold. While Abdul-Jabbar does not agree with how LeBron handled this situation, he would welcome the opportunity to sit down and talk to him about their activism.

“I don’t mind doing it if it takes some time,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I definitely have time.” “I admire the things he has done that have captured all our attention. Sending a whole school to college? Awesome. That’s amazing. His thinking and willingness to back it up with his portfolio, you have to give him credit for that.” I don’t throw stones. I just wish he didn’t – you know, some of the things he did, he should be embarrassed about. This is just where I came from.”

Another problem Abdul-Jabbar faced was when LeBron received a $15,000 fine from the league for a celebration the league deemed obscene in November.

“I think he has a lot of respect and achievement, and he shouldn’t be inclined to those moments,” Abdul-Jabbar said.

The all-time NBA goalscorer said the reason he criticized LeBron is because he has high expectations for him. He saw how influential he was in talking about issues of social justice, saying he spoke about them “eloquently”.

When Abdul-Jabbar initially criticized LeBron earlier in the season for his view of the pandemic, James chose not to get into a verbal sparring with him.

No, I have no response to Karim at all. James said in December. “And if you see the post and read the poster, you are literally asking, honestly, ‘Help me? “Sort of help me figure out everything. We’re all trying to figure out this epidemic.”

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