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We learned Monday that Aaron Rodgers ruined the weekend for both Howard Stern and Mike Florio by refusing to comply with the woke mob’s vaccine demands. Rodgers’ comments hurt Stern and Florio — badly. And now it appears they have wounded NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well.
On SubStack, Abdul-Jabbar — did anyone know Abdul-Jabbar had a SubStack page? — published a heartrending column about the impending death of sports. According to Abdul-Jabbar, Aaron Rodgers “damaged” professional sports beyond repair.
“Instead of consulting immunologists, he consulted anti-vaxxer and podcast host Joe Rogan, who also contracted the virus,” Abdul-Jabbar began.
As a reminder, Joe Rogan joined the villainous group known as the anti-vaxxers when he questioned whether healthy 21-year-olds need the COVID vaccine. Once you join the anti-vaxxers, you can never leave.
“If [Rodgers] ever requires open-heart surgery, will he hand the scalpel to romance writers because they know about matters of the heart?” Abdul-Jabbar continues.
“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.”
You might wonder how Rodgers damaged the future of sports, but sadly, Abdul-Jabbar didn’t explain himself. However, he did announce that Rodgers brought “back to life the old stereotype of the big dumb jock.”
If Rodgers is a big dumb jock, imagine what we should call LeBron James…
On Friday, elitist blue-checks said Rodgers used the term woke to dog-whistle to the Right. Of course, social media says the Left doesn’t use dog-whistles, thus ignoring the race-baiting bat signal that is Colin Kaepernick’s name, which Abdul-Jabbar referenced as well.
“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 wrote, probably with a furious look on his face.
“Time will tell whether Rodgers will be judged by the content of his character or the strength of his throwing arm.”
Abdul-Jabbar closed this drivel by comparing Rodgers, the most talented QB in NFL history, to Blaine Gabbert’s former backup. I would recommend reading Abdul-Jabbar’s article in a humorous tone. There’s little point in reading it if you don’t.