The king is not having fun.
Lakers forward LeBron James tweaked the NBA today by posting a new version of the “Spider-Man Pointing At Spider-Man” meme to Instagram. The image of the three superheroes was tagged as Covid-19, the flu, and the common cold.
The cryptic message was that the NBA is a bit too aggressive on its Covid-19 protocols, which has seen some of its biggest names sidelined due to suspected exposure, even though they did not contract disease.
The Lakers are currently missing head coach Frank Vogel and players Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Avery Bradley, Malik Monk and Austin Reaves due to Covid-19 league protocols. Tomorrow, in the Lakers’ big showdown against the Eastern Conference powerhouse, the Brooklyn Nets, forward Kevin Durant will not play for New York, yet another casualty of the league’s decision.
The league’s current Covid-19 protocols provide for a 10-day quarantine in the event of exposure to a carrier of the coronavirus. Kyrie Irving, Trae Young, Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are among the stars who have recently been affected by the Protocols.
The NBA and its players’ association are said to be negotiating to reduce the quarantine time if a player tests negative. If they come to a last-minute deal, it could allow Durant and several other stars to play on Christmas Day, one of the biggest days of the year on the league calendar.