UFC star Colby Covington has inserted himself in the LeBron James-Zlatan Ibrahimović beef.
Earlier this week, Zlatan criticized LeBron because he felt athletes/celebrities should stay out of politics.
‘I don’t like when people, when they have some kind of status, and they do politics at the same time as what they are doing.’
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says LeBron James and other high profile athletes should simply stick to sports. 👀
— theScore (@theScore) February 26, 2021
During the Lakers postgame press conference on Friday, LeBron said he will “never shut up about things that are wrong” while responding to Zlatan’s criticism.
LeBron responded after Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him for his activism.
“I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework.” pic.twitter.com/VyKgBrYuiz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 27, 2021
At the end of the day, I will never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social justice, racism, voter suppression, things that go on in our community
Covington, who has been critical about LeBron in the past, called out the NBA superstar for not speaking out against China despite being an advocate for social justice.
When are you gonna speak up about Hong Kong @KingJames? Oh that’s right, you can’t. You’re a Chinese finger puppet! You make millions playing a kids game & talk about “social justice” but have no problem paying Chinese women in sweatshops pennies to make your products. Slimeball. https://t.co/nPhD5OQEOC
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 27, 2021