Kareem Abdul-Jabbar verbally attacks LeBron James. It’s not about the Lakers’ sporting misery, but about James’ comments off the court.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a man of clear words.

Now the NBA legend has taken aim at none other than LeBron James.

At a press conference during the presentation of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Trophy, the man with the most points scored in NBA history lashed out. This is not about the crisis of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Abdul-Jabbar attacks James

“I don’t throw stones,” Abdul-Jabbar began. Then he added: “However, he should be ashamed of some of the things he did. That’s just my point of view.”

The former Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers star had frequently criticised James in recent months.

Background: James had encouraged Warriors star Andrew Wiggins’ hesitation about the Corona vaccines and shared an image that equated the corona virus with a common flu.

On the field, the James legend also lacked respect. The 36-year-old had mimicked a dance by former star Sam Cassell after his three-pointer that led to victory against the Indiana Pacers.

“Winning is enough for me. Why do you have to do a silly kid’s dance like that, taunting the opponents on the court? It doesn’t make any sense. GOATs don’t dance,” Abdul-Jabbar grumbled at the time.

Abdul-Jabbar backpedals

He quickly regretted his latest attack.

A few hours after the press conference, he wrote an email to the Los Angeles Times apologising to James.

He quoted an article in which he had praised James highly. “My respect has only grown in the past two years since that article. LeBron continues to be the most respectable hero, he continues to be a huge factor in making black lives better.”

He also rowed back strongly on Twitter.

Abdul-Jabbar wrote: “Today a reporter asked me a question about Lebron James and I regret my ill-advised answer that overshot the mark. For years, I have expressed my deep admiration and respect for LeBron as a leader and athlete. That has not changed and will never change.”