LeBron James said that getting vaccinated is everyone’s personal choice. That was not taken very well and no a legend is stepping up to write down his feelings about what King James said.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned an essay where he voiced his opinion about what James said in a big way. He chastised the LA Laker leader for his dangerous comments despite having so much praise for James in other areas.
“I’m a huge fan of LeBron James, both as one of the greatest basketball players ever and as a humanitarian who cares about social injustice. I have written his praises many times in the past and undoubtedly will in the future. I admire him and have affection for him. But this time LeBron is just plain wrong—and his being wrong could be deadly, especially to the Black community.”
Kareem then cited comments that Draymond Green recently made about Andrew Wiggins, who was previously unvaccinated, saying that people need to stop pressuring others to make decisions about their health.
“On the surface, it appears that Draymond and LeBron are arguing for the American ideal of individual freedom of choice. But they offer no arguments in support of it, nor do they define the limits of when one person’s choice is harmful to the community. And while some who don’t get the vaccine might never get sick or if they do suffer mild symptoms, they are still unknowingly spreading the disease to others, killing some. While we’re honoring the unvaccinated, COVID cases are rising alarmingly among young children.”
Those concerns are held all over. The COVID-19 pandemic won’t go away unless people are proactive and fight this problem. Hopefully, more will make the decision to help slow the spread, because there are certainly a lot of reasons to try everything possible so we can return to normalcy.
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