LeBron James says he has ‘no relationship’ with Lakers legend

LeBron James will likely pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points scored in NBA history this season.

When he does, he may be a little happier than he would be if someone else owned the disc.

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 1, 2022 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles.
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James was asked if he had any “thoughts” on the Lakers legend and if he had a relationship with her. His answer was short and precise.

“No thought and no relationship,” he said on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 pandemic seemed to put a strain on any relationship James and Abdul-Jabbar might have once had. This time last year, Andrew Wiggins said he was not going to get the COVID-19 vaccine (he has since received it and regrets it).

After Wiggins’ Golden State Warriors teammate Draymond Green said it wasn’t his place to tell Wiggins to get the shot, James sided with Green.

In December, he shared a meme of three Spider-Man superheroes pointing at each other. One was labeled COVID, the other flu and the third labeled cold, in which James wrote in his Instagram caption, “Help me people.”

James’ outspokenness about the virus angered Abdul-Jabbar, saying he “should be embarrassed”.

“As some of the comments applauding LeBron’s message show, he’s been supportive of those who don’t get vaccinated, making it all [us] worse by postponing our health and economic recovery,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote at the time. “The CDC reports that those who are not vaccinated are 9 times more likely to be admitted to hospital and 14 times more likely to die from COVID than those who are vaccinated. . The number rises to 20 times more likely compared to someone who received a booster shot. By posting the uninformed meme, LeBron has encouraged vaccine hesitancy, which puts lives and livelihoods at risk.”

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 75th birthday on April 8, 2022 at Cryto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 75th birthday on April 8, 2022 at Cryto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
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Despite the tension, James took a moment to understand the accomplishment of breaking a record that was last broken on April 5, 1984.

“To sit here and know that I’m about to break probably the most wanted record in the NBA, things that people were saying would probably never be done, I think that’s just super humiliating to me. I think that’s super cool. Obviously Kareem had his differences with some of my opinions and some of the things that I do, but listen, at the end of the day, so that you can be in the same breath as a guy who wore the same uniform,” James said.

“A guy who was a fixture in this franchise, with Magic [Johnson]Big game [James Worthy] there for so many years, especially in the 80s, and a guy who does a lot on the pitch too, I think it’s just super dope for me to even be in that conversation.”

NBA legends Shaquille O'Neal, Bob McAdoo, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pose for a photo during NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal, Bob McAdoo, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pose for a photo during NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 19, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
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James needs 1,326 points to set the new record. He has eclipsed that mark in every season except one in which he was often injured in 2020-21.

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