LeBron James Responds To Fox News Host Laura Ingraham After She Criticized Him For Talking About Social Issues
Last week, Fox News host faced Laura Ingraham faced enormous backlash on social media when she told NBA superstar LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” when he criticized Donald Trump in a video for Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted series.
Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids — and some adults — take these ignorant comments seriously,” “And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball.”
“Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you … So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
During today’s All-star game press conference LeBron responded to Ingraham’s comments by thanking her for giving him and his political commentary more publicity.
The best thing she did is help me create more awareness, ” “I appreciate her for giving me even more awareness.”
“I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality, and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to shut up and dribble. So, thank you, whatever her name is — I don’t even know her name.”
LeBron went on to expand on why he will not “shut up and dribble”.
I will not shut up and dribble..I mean too much to society, I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.
Ingraham has doubled down on her comments in recent days and has gone on to invite LeBron to sit in on her show.
Ingraham is basically pulling a Skip Bayless and is talking shit to LeBron just for ratings.