Abdul-Jabbar has swum on James, even though he apologized.  Abdul-Jabbar, ranked No. 1 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list right ahead of James, criticized the star twice publicly.

That month, James shared on Instagram a meme that compared COVID-19 to the common cold and flu, writing, ” Help me out folks.” Abdul-Jabbar, an advocate for coronavirus vaccines, later wrote in a Substack essay that James’ post marked “a blow to his worthy legacy.”

Also in December, Abdul-Jabbar criticized James for performing a “Big Balls dance” after scoring against the Indiana Pacers. The NBA considered the move an obscene gesture and fined James $15,000.

“For me, winning is enough,” Abdul-Jabbar said at the time in a Substack video. Video. It’s absurd. GOATs don’t dance.”

Abdul-Jabbar seemed able to revert the remarks hours later, after James’ latest tweet was made. Abdul-Jabbar said that a reporter had asked him a question regarding Lebron James. He regretted his rash response, which was blown to extreme proportions. tweeted. LeBron has been an outstanding community leader and athlete for many years. It hasn’t and won’t change.

Abdul-Jabbar spoke in a more detailed manner statement“LeBron still is the intimidating hero I wrote about two years ago.” [in a Sports Illustrated essay]. He is still an important force for improving the lives of Black people. He is still considered one of the most important basketball players ever. He is still an admirable man. He proves every day why he is worthy of that admiration.

LeBron said that he had been criticized on occasion for not supporting the community. However, I did it in the spirit of an older brother who offers guidance to his younger brothers. When I told him that he had done things that should make him embarrassed, it wasn’t an insult, a barb, or even finger-wag. It was me reciting some of the things I’d already said.