Lebron James shared a controversial Instagram meme asking for clarification on COVID-19, cold and flu. This was after he previously stated that he was vaccinated even though expressing doubts over the decision.

Lakers’ star, Kevin Durant posted the meme titled “Spider-Man Pointing At Spider-Man” that featured three images identically of Spider-Man pointing at each other.

Below each one, the captions for the three include the words “flu”, “covid” and “cold”, with the implied meaning that they are all the same.

COVID-19, however, has led to widespread losses in personnel for many teams including the Lakers. 

On Saturday, Frank Vogel was still absent from the Lakers, along with five other players: Trevor Ariza and Trevor Bradley; Austin Reaves, Austin Reaves, Austin Reaves, Malik Monk. 

The Lakers star posted a meme, pictured, featuring three identical images of Spider-Man pointing at one another, captioned with the words 'flu,' 'covid' and 'cold' underneath

A meme featuring three images of Spider-Man pointing in the same direction was posted by Lakers’ star, with captions underneath that read ‘flu’, ‘covid, and ‘cold. 

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dribbles the ball during first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks to pass the ball during the second quarter of the NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles a ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the opening half of Thursday’s NBA basketball game. Only 12 of the team’s players were available during the match.

LeBron James, pictured, number six of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the San Antonio Spurs on December 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

LeBron James (pictured), number six in the Los Angeles Lakers, looks on as he plays against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.

For Thursday’s game against Spurs, the team only had 12 available players. 

The Nets are hosting the Lakers on Christmas Day. They also have Kevin Durant missing due to COVID-19 protocol violations. 

James joins a host of prominent athletes, who stir the pot on social media. The Omicron variant continues its rampant in the US. Cases continue to rise nationwide.

Others, like golf legend Phil Mickelson, have called out the response to the strain, while suggesting it’s less deadly than previous variant’s of the coronavirus. 

Mickelson wrote Thursday, “Serious question because I’m no dr.” 

Other athletes, like golf legend Phil Mickelson, have called out the response to the strain, while suggesting it's less deadly than previous variant's of the coronavirus

Phil Mickelson of Golf, a legend in golf, has praised the virus’ response and suggested it is less dangerous than other coronavirus variants.

'If omicron is contagious but not deadly why try and control it? Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won't get vaccinated? he tweeted

“Omicron can be contagious, but it is not fatal. Why try to control it?” Let it go, and allow people to get it. He tweeted that he was recommending vaccinations, especially for those who aren’t eligible. He tweeted

“Omicron is contagious and not fatal in Africa (25,000 cases with no deaths), why should we try to control it?”

“Why not just let it go, and allow people to get it? For those people who can’t be vaccinated. No hate. I am just curious.

Health experts predict worsening conditions in 2022, even as COVID rates rise throughout the US.

Omicron Variant is predicted to cause 140,000,000 new infections between January and March. It will infect 60% of Americans. 

Change in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, pictured above

Below is a picture of the COVID-19 case changes over the last two weeks.

Pictured: Coronavirus in the US, with nearly 52 million total cases and over 816,000 deaths

Pictured: Coronavirus, the US’s most deadly virus with over 81,000 deaths and nearly 52,000,000 cases

Coronavirus latest: 51,966,735 cases in US, with 4,585 of those cases Omicron cases

Coronavirus Latest: 51,966,735 Coronavirus Cases in the US. 4,585 Omicron case cases.

Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, updated their COVID-19 models. The virus is predicted to strike the US in January. 

USA Today director Chris Murray of IHME stated, “We expect an enormous surge infection… so, an enormous spreading Omicron,” USA Today reported.

“Total infections in America we expect to increase from 40 percent to 60 percent infected in the United States so far to Omicron infecting the US in the coming two-to three months.”

Experts are confident that Omicron will eventually lead to less deaths and more hospitalizations, despite the recent surge in cases. Omicron is thought to be an even more severe, but infectious, variant.