Abdul-Jabbar recently criticized LeBron for acts he considers “embarrassing” for a man of James’ reputation. The acts he was referring to had to do with a celebratory dance LeBron displayed during a game earlier this season in addition to the superstar’s Instagram post in which he questioned the difference between COVID-19 and the common flu or cold.
Abdul-Jabbar has already apologized for his comments. He gave that apology during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday night.
“All I have to say is this: I was there to give Carmelo Anthony the NBA Social Justice Champion Award. I’ve been talking to the press since high school, that’s 60 years of making statements. And I haven’t always gotten it right. And Sunday was one of those nights,” Abdul-Jabbar said Monday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, via ESPN.com.
“It wasn’t my intention to criticize LeBron in any way. He has done so much for the Black community as well as for the game of basketball. We may not always agree, but I want to wholeheartedly apologize to LeBron and make it clear to him that I have tremendous respect for him. And if he can accept that, I’ll be very happy.”
New story: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined SiriusXM NBA Radio to address the comments he made about @kingjames. “I want to whole-heartedly apologize to LeBron and make it clear to him that I have tremendous respect for him,” @kaj33 said. https://t.co/ZdnpVyT995
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 5, 2022
LeBron, meanwhile, has yet to respond. Although he hasn’t had the opportunity as of late.
The Lakers forward will miss his second straight game tonight vs. the San Antonio Spurs. That means he’ll also miss media availability after the game.
The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Offers Apology For What He Said About LeBron James appeared first on The Spun.