Because his son, Bronny James, just had a cardiac arrest, the vaccination status of LeBron James is being called into question. Fans are debating whether or not Bronny received the COVID-19 vaccine.
In 2021, James said he got the vaccine. This helped him continue playing because vaccine rules were enforced.
Vaccination status of LeBron James
Two years ago, when talking to The New York Times, he shared that he was unsure about getting the vaccine at first, but eventually, he chose to get it.
“I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family. I know that I was very skeptical about it all, but after doing my research and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited for not only me but for my family and my friends, and that’s why I decided to do it,” LeBron said.
Until now, LeBron James and his family have not given any response to the ideas about whether or not Bronny James got the vaccine.
King James’ vaccination status is controversial
In 2021, when LeBron James was facing a lot of criticism for not wanting to get the COVID vaccine, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar criticized the four-time champion for sharing a meme that supported vaccine conspiracy theories. In an essay for his SubStack, Abdul-Jabbar expressed his concerns.
“With 106 million Instagram followers, making such a post is automatically politically impactful because he questions the validity of the efforts to get the country vaccinated. As is evident by some of the comments that cheer LeBron’s post, he’s given support to those not getting vaccinated,” he said.
After reading Abdul-Jabbar’s essay, James talked in a press conference. He said that he did more research and decided to get vaccinated for himself and his family.
After Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest, the video of James explaining why he was vaccinated resurfaced. However, it is unknown whether LeBron James, Bronny James, or anyone else in their family has received booster shots.