LeBron James was hesitant to get vaccinated early on… and then, after what appears to be some behind-the-scenes pressure, he relented and got vaccinated.
Now, the self-proclaimed “King” of the NBA is sitting on the bench, after he just tested positive for COVID.
And LeBron, who’s had some time to think, is clearly wondering what’s going on.
That’s the takeaway most people got from a very cryptic tweet that he sent out.
Bizpacreview reported that LeBron James raised eyebrows with a tweet suggesting that something “fishy” is going on as the Los Angeles Lakers star sits out upcoming games due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health protocols.
The fully vaccinated NBA player has been sidelined due to COVID-19 test results though the team has not revealed that James has a positive diagnosis. The 36-year-old missed Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings while following the NBA mandate of a minimum of 10 days of isolation away from his team following several tests for the virus.
Though there was, as yet, still no clarification about the tweet, many social media users brought up James’ past vaccine hesitation.
“I know that I was very skeptical about it all,” James said in late September after getting the shot. “But after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited, not only for me but for my family and my friends. And that’s why I decided to do it.”
But many believe King James is now singing a different tune, especially after this mysterious tweet.
Here’s what LeBron posted:
Sports journalist Clay Travis reacted to Lebron’s tweet saying, ““LeBron coming out as a covid vaccine skeptic and he and I becoming buddies because of this is the plot twist the Internet needs,””
Here are some comments from other folks online:
“Starting to ask questions? That is how it starts”
“LeBron, my daughter suddenly got Covid and passed away 30 days later of a horrible death, oh, by the way she was a black female who took the Johnson/Johnson shot and still died.”
“Forcing healthy people to have something they don’t need is now considered reasonable behavior.”
“it’s about time you wake up and smell the coffee – we have been lied to and manipulated”