Now to put the wild hyperbole candle on top of the anti-Aaron Rodgers media cake, former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is now accusing Rodgers of “damaging professional sports” forever.
On his SubStack page, Abdul-Jabbar was jabbering about how Rodgers has destroyed sports because of his unpopular ideas about the coronavirus vaccination in a post entitled, “Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Just Lie.”
“His lies, his illogical defense, and his hubris damage all professional athletes,” Abdul-Jabbar exclaimed.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers watches from the sidelines during the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 24-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Breitbart Sports readers will recall that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had avoided revealing his vaccination status and at one point claimed he was “immunized” against the virus. Though. last Friday he appeared on the Pat McAfee Show and explained that since he is allergic to some of the ingredients in the coronavirus vaccines, he underwent homeopathic treatments — hence why he feels he is “immunized” but not “vaccinated.”
Now, Abdul-Jabbar is claiming that the Rodgers vaccine controversy has somehow “ruined” sports.
“Instead of consulting immunologists, he consulted anti-vaxxer and podcast host Joe Rogan, who also contracted the virus,” Abdul-Jabbar lamented.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: UFC commentator Joe Rogan announces the fighters during a ceremonial weigh in for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
“If he ever requires open-heart surgery, will he hand the scalpel to romance writers because they know about matters of the heart?” Abdul-Jabbar roiled.
“What’s especially bothersome is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports,” the former athlete railed.
“I can’t help but think of Colin Kaepernick, who was blacklisted by the NFL for passively expressing his frustration with systemic racism – a brave act meant to help his community and save lives – while multi-millionaire Rodgers will continue to play, despite lying to the fans and his teammates and putting innocent lives in danger,” Abdul-Jabbar continued.
RIVERDALE, GA – NOVEMBER 16: Colin Kaepernick looks to make a pass during a private NFL workout held at Charles R Drew high school on November 16, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. Due to disagreements between Kaepernick and the NFL the location of the workout was abruptly changed. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
“Time will tell whether Rodgers will be judged by the content of his character or the strength of his throwing arm.”
So, to recap, decades of NFL players being arrested for rape, domestic abuse, drug abuse, drunk driving, violence, and even murder, none of that damaged sports. Years of athletes conducting anti-American protests during the national anthem did not hurt professional sports. And decades of sports leagues pushing far-left, woke agendas, none of that hurt sports.
But a guy who doesn’t want to take a vaccine that destroyed professional sports.
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