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Michael Rapaport calls LeBron pathetic for Covid meme: "That's the only reason why you won your last ring"

LeBron James & Michael Rapaport

Rapaport wasn't holding back when seeing LeBron's latest IG post

We have all been fed up with Covid disrupting our everyday lives for almost three years now. Everyone treats the matter differently. Some make fun of it; some are dead serious, while others don't seem to care. However, when LeBron James posted a Covid meme, it triggered a strong response from one of his harshest critics. 

LeBron's Covid meme

The new Omicron variant threatens again to shut down the league with surging cases among players. The NBA claimed it would push through the season despite players entering the health and safety protocols. Instead, the league allowed teams to sign players to 10-day contracts under hardship rules. The new surge and whether it's better to pause or cancel the season had everyone confused, including James, who posted a meme to make light of the situation.

James, who has the most followers on Instagram among NBA players, saw his post was met with harsh reactions. While it's true that the difference between a common cold or flu from Covid blurs, it's better to be safe than sorry. 

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Rapaport slams James' post

Michael Rapaport wasted no time ripping James with his post. According to the comedian, James' meme was pathetic and insensitive. 

"You should be the last person talking sh*t about the Coronavirus. That's the only reason why you won your last ring, that fake a** bubble ring. Just like you are the fakest guy in the NBA. Put that bulls**t out on Christmas eve when 800,000 Americans have died? Pathetic."

Michael also alleged that James should contact his friends in China to know the difference between cold, flu, and Covid. LeBron was bashed because of his reservation to call out China about forced labor or its stand on Taiwan. China is a big market for James' merch and shoes. Going against its government could mean a loss of millions in profit. 

Rapaport calling out James for his insensitive post is valid. Calling the Lakers' bubble title fake is another sensitive topic. Despite shortened season and missing players, that championship was won with hard work, heart, and perseverance. You cannot correct a wrong with a wrong. Instead of calling out James for everything he has done right, Rapaport should have used the moment to comment on how superstars should post about Covid. 


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