NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had some damning remarks for Nets star Kyrie Irving in his latest Substack.
The Hall of Fame center and poignant writer took aim at Irving's sharing of an Alex Jones clip, saying that he should set a better example for the millions that look up to him.
Kyrie Irving would be dismissed as a comical buffoon if it weren't for his influence over young people who look up to athletes. ... Irving has tarnished the reputations of all athletes who strive to be seen as more than dumb jocks.
NBA Twitter reacted to Kareem's harsh words over the weekend.
"The way I just read 'comical buffoon' like I was from the 70’s is hilarious to me," laughed Adrian Amos.
"Mr. #KareemAbdulJabbar told no lies here. #staymad and go cry in a corner," said another user. "Also, Kyrie Irving willingly received each vaccine required to be admitted into college. His shot record has been on display for months. Kyrie is attention grabbing..."
"They pulling your receipts in the comments. You threw up two of them fingers, knock it off lol," another tweeted.
"Kyrie is insufferable but this 'you have kids looking up to you' is so corny."
"My king. He knows," another tweeted.
Abdul-Jabbar has also been critical of other NBA stars like LeBron James in the past, but has openly said he hopes James "achieves everything he wants to achieve" because his accolades are so well-deserved.