Doug Gottlieb: “I gotta say something here that I really disagree with. LeBron won’t confirm or deny that he got the COVID vaccine, quote ‘It’s not a big deal.’ YES, IT IS… I got a pretty good sense that LeBron has been vaccinated because the last thing he wants to do is pop a positive. LeBron should say ‘YES’ I got vaccinated and so did everybody else on this team, and the one guy who didn’t was Dennis Schröder and how did that work out for him?? Him getting a vaccine is HUGE for the Black community… If you wanna be a LEADER, you have to take on the responsibility of leadership, which is like President Biden – get the shot on TV and say ‘I got the vaccine and YOU should too’… Who is advising him?? Somebody grab him… Because of LeBron James and being Black, and because of how the Black community has viewed vaccines for years – you don’t have a bigger job right now then saying you got vaccinated… LeBron is one of the influential men in America. If he doesn’t believe in the vaccine, then he should say it. This is not a topic that you’re allowed to go ‘yeahhh, I’m not going to discuss it, it’s private.’ Sorry bud, this is something you can’t lay off…I’m disappointed in LeBron. I have very high expectations to what he represents to so many people. Like, what are you doing? OWN IT.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Doug Gottlieb call out LeBron James for continuing to dodge questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, as one of the most identifiable athletes in the United States has still not publicly endorsed the vaccine or said whether he has gotten it or not.
Check out the video above as Doug explains how ‘disappointed’ he is that LeBron, a massively influential force in the Black community, hasn’t encouraged his followers to get vaccinated, adding that you can’t just stay silent on something this important when your words can greatly sway public opinion.