Kareem is undoubtedly one of the best big men to ever play the game. The Los Angeles Lakers legend took to his Substack this week to criticize LeBron for the “stupid, childish dance.”

Some weeks ago, King James was fined $15,000 by the NBA for imitating Sam Cassell’s iconic “Big Balls” celebration moves after hitting a game-sealing 3-pointer against the Indiana Pacers. The provocative dance clearly didn’t sit well with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

“For me, winning is enough,” Abdul-Jabbar said in a video. “Why do you need to do a stupid, childish dance and disrespect the other team on the court? It doesn’t make sense. GOATs don’t dance.”

Though many have said that Kareem is acting like an “oldie” he does have good points. This year, Abdul-Jabbar has used to wag his finger at many of today’s athletes, including football players Henry Ruggs and Aaron Rodgers in November for their respective DUI and COVID mishaps.

COVID has been a big talking point for Kareem. He fired shots at NBA stars like Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal and Andrew Wiggins for not getting vaccinated. The goat first criticized LeBron earlier this year for telling reporters that getting vaccinated for COVID-19 was a personal choice for everybody. In his essay, Abdul-Jabbar emphasized how much respect he has for LeBron, but did not approve of his comments.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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