Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Goes At LeBron James And Draymond Green For Their Comments On The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Goes At LeBron James And Draymond Green For Their Comments On The COVID-19 Vaccine


The NBA is still having a problem with antivax players in the league, shortly before the start of the season.

While Andrew Wiggins ended up getting the vaccine, even though he felt like he was forced, All-Stars like Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal have decided against it – and in Irving’s case it looks like a definite decision.

One of the league’s biggest legends, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar already voiced his opinion a while back  and encouraged as many people as possible to get their shots, while also urging the NBA to insist that all players and staff are vaccinated, or else, removed from the team.

Per Rolling Stone‘s Matt Sullivan:


“The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team. There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research.”


Kareem now doubled down on his statement and went at LeBron James and Draymond Green for their comments in the Andrew Wiggins case, while saying LeBron was plain wrong for his comments, and that Green’s statement couldn’t have been said worse.


“The only support for Draymond’s statement is his belief that when people “press hard” there’s something inherently wrong with their opinion. There is no logic to that statement. If I press hard against institutional racism, if I press hard against police brutality, if I press hard against recent laws making it harder for minorities to vote, if I press hard against child porn, if I press hard in support of MeToo am I automatically wrong? On the contrary, the passion of those urging vaccines might suggest there’s some urgency to their opinion. That the situation is serious and we need to take immediate action to protect people. That thousands are dying every day, mostly among the unvaccinated. That the Black community, where vaccine hesitancy is high, are dying at a disproportionately higher rate than whites. That publicly talking about honoring opinions that contribute to their deaths is irresponsible.”


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