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Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar issued a public clarification of his comments about LeBron James. The NBA’s All-Time scoring leader, who will likely be overtaken by James next year, criticized the current Lakers superstar for his comments on Covid and doing a ‘big balls’ celebration after making a three-pointer.

“I just wish he wouldn’t – you know, some of the things he’s done, he should be embarrassed about. That’s just where I’m coming from,” Abdul-Jabbar said about LeBron, per Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

The six-time NBA champion followed with an open letter regarding his comments and tweeted the following: “Today a reporter asked me a question about Lebron James and I regret my off-handed response which has been blown out of proportion. For years I’ve expressed my deep admiration and respect for LeBron as a community leader and athlete. That hasn’t changed and never will.”

Abdul-Jabbar also spoke on SiriusXM NBA Radio where he ‘wholeheartedly apologized’ to LeBron for his comments, saying that he has a tremendous respect for him.