(FiveNation.com)- Last week, NBA star LeBron James of the LA Lakers shared a meme on Instagram that made former NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar really upset.
LeBron posted the popular “Spiderman Pointing” meme showing three Spidermen, one labeled “COVID,” one labeled “Flu,” and one labeled “Cold.” In his post, LeBron added, “Help me out folks.”
In short, LeBron was suggesting that the current spate of illness isn’t just due to COVID.
But for some reason, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was upset that LeBron would post such a meme. So upset in fact, Abdul-Jabbar wrote an open letter to LeBron James which he posted on Substack, calling out LeBron and accusing him of not understanding the difference between a cold, the flu, or COVID.
It bugged Kareem that LeBron would share that meme with his 106 million Instagram followers even though such a meme would have an automatic political impact. Kareem concluded that LeBron James was questioning the “validity of the efforts to get the country vaccinated.”
He shared a meme, Kareem. Calm down.
Karen Abdul-Jabbar was especially upset by some of the replies to LeBron’s Instagram post. He believed the replies were evidence that Lebron was giving his “support to those not getting vaccinated.” Therefore, by posting the Spiderman Pointing Meme LeBron was making the situation worse “by postponing our health and economic recovery.”
It. Was. A. Meme.
But because American news reporters stink at their job, after LeBron’s team beat the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, reporters wanted LeBron to offer a response to the NBA Karen’s histrionic Substack letter.
LeBron had no response for Abdul-Jabbar.
But he did say that everyone is trying to figure this pandemic out. He argued that with all the COVID hype, people have forgotten about flu season and they’ve forgotten about the common cold. He said what kids in his daughter’s school are getting sick from isn’t COVID but colds and the flu.