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NBA Legend LeBron James Accused Of Posting 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Meme

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NBA Legend LeBron James Accused Of Posting 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Meme

NBA legend LeBron James has received backlash after posting a COVID-19 post on his instagram page.

The Los Angeles Lakers star, who has won four NBA championships, took to Instagram to share the classic Spider-Man meme on Christmas Eve.

The pictured features three different versions of the friendly neighbourhood superhero, with the words "covid', "cold" and "flu" on each one.

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Posting on his main feed to his 106 million followers, the 36-year-old captioned it, "Help me out folks," with a shrugging emoji at the start.

Over two million people liked the post and there were comments from Jamie Foxx, rapper Fabolous and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.

But many felt James was wrong to share such a post and condemned the "dangerous" and "insensitive" content he shared.

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James is fully vaccinated but said he would not promote vaccination for others as he didn't "feel like for me personally that I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and their livelihoods".

Image: PA
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He recently had a false positive COVID test that many believe his controversial post is related to.

In November, the NBA said they had a 97 per cent vaccination rate amongst their players and recommended booster jabs, with the league having strict healthy and safety protocols in place.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, a former teammate of James' has refused to get the vaccine, which in turn has meant he is unable to play in home games due to a vaccine mandate in New York for professional athletes.

The Nets recently announced the 29-year-old would be used as a part-time player for games not staged in New York and Toronto.

In October, during an Instagram Live, Irving addressed the situation, saying: “I am doing what’s best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I’m judged and demonized for that, that’s just what it is.

“That’s the role I play, but I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just over this mandate.”


Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: NBA, Lebron James

Josh Lawless
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