LeBron James took to Instagram how he openly felt exasperated with the current COVID-19 situation. Sharing a well-known Spider-Man meme turned into three identical variations, with each being labeled “COVID,” “cold,” and “flu”.
The internet was quick to break at James, as others thought of him downplaying COVID-19 while others sympathized with how difficult to determine similar symptoms from a common cold or flu.
LeBron has had his share of frustration with the outbreak as he was recently isolated from a false positive test. When asked, he felt certain that he didn’t have COVID because he didn’t feel sick at all.
“I knew I was gonna get cleared, because I never, ever felt sick at all. And I know you can be asymptomatic. But, if what I had was a positive COVID test, then what are we doing? Like what are talking about? I just thought it was handled very poorly,” James said.
On Dec 2, after being cleared to play, James had reportedly gone through 8 negative testing results due to the NBA stating how the results seem to be conflicting.
“Well this is the unknown, obviously, you don’t know,” James said. “This is like I said, I say every year has its own challenges and this is another year where you can literally have one guy one night and the next night you won’t. You really don’t know, it’s up in the air.”
“It’s literally a crapshoot every single time you take a test at this point on who is negative and who is positive. You just gotta see who is available and go from there.”
At this point, James is struggling and the whole Laker’s roster and organization. Players such as Avery Bradley, Austin Reaves, Trevor Ariza, Malik Monk and Head coach Frank Vogel remain in the NBA’s health and safety protocol.