Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, LeBron James decided to cause some controversy on social media.
The Lakers superstar shared a Spider-Man meme comparing COVID-19 to the flu and colds.
The meme features three Spider-Man characters pointing at each other, with one reading “coivd,” and the other two reading “cold” and “flu.”
LeBron wrote, “[shrug emoji] help me out folks.”
James faced criticism after he said that he was “very skeptical” about the COVID-19 vaccine before he took it. Per the Guardian, he suggested that it wasn’t his place to tell people to get vaccinated.
“I don’t talk about other people and what they should do,” he said. “We’re talking about individual bodies. We’re not talking about something political or racism or police brutality. I don’t think I personally should get involved in what other people do for their bodies and livelihoods. … I know what I did for me and my family … But as far as speaking for everybody and their individualities and things they want to do, that’s not my job.”
Along with being on a losing streak, this is just going to bring more unwanted attention during this already tough regular season.
Here’s how the Twitterverse responded to LeBron’s comments: