BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – NBA superstar LeBron James was blasted by ABC’s ‘The View’ for refusing to advocate people getting vaccinated against the coronavirus and declaring the decision to take a vaccine was each individual’s “own choice.”
All five co-hosts were united in calling on James to use his prominent position to convince his followers to get vaccinated, claiming it was his responsibility, and if he didn’t want to speak out it could hurt his ability to be an advocate for other issues in the future.
“Well, it’s kind of funny because if it’s not your job that means that some of those folks that would be coming to see you play are not going to come see you play because they can’t get in,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said after playing a video clip of James saying he would not be advocating for the vaccine.
James responded to the criticism. “My decision was personal,” he began. “And the only reasons I can think of, why those old hags are attacking me, is because when they were in high school, they probably always got cut from cheerleading tryouts, or the star athlete on the basketball team laughed in their face when they suggested that they go together to the prom.”