LeBron James: We will not shut up and dribble

Carla Harmon
February 18, 2018

National Football League star Chris Long is not having FOX News' Laura Ingraham's criticism of NBA star LeBron James. In a recent interview with ESPN's Cari Champion for Uninterrupted, James and his Golden State Warriors rival Kevin Durant were asked about Trump.

Previously, James had called Trump a "bum" and said he wouldn't let the president's rhetoric divide the country. "The number one job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn't understand the people".

LeBron James didn't lash back at his newest TV critic Saturday, rather James seemed to see the criticism directed at him and Kevin Durant by Fox Network commentator Laura Ingraham as furthering a necessary dialogue. "Unfortunately, a lot of adults and many kids take these ignorant comments very seriously", Ingraham said.

This morning, one of James's closest associates in the National Basketball Association - former teammate Dwyane Wade - took to Twitter to lay into Ingraham while invoking the president.

After "The Ingraham Angle" host Laura Ingraham said the Cleveland Cavaliers forward should "shut up and dribble", Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long raced to his defense. While Ingraham was attempting to call James "dumb" for his statement against Trump, she failed to take into account Trump's lack of knowledge. Instead of criticizing or arguing with their political opinions (something she is paid to do), Ingraham questioned their basic intelligence. Growing up, James said he looked up to three people: the president, the top athlete at the time and the to the top musician, noting while many people never think they can be them, they can grab inspiration from them.

Once he heard the backlash his comments received from Ingraham, Durant made a response while in Los Angeles for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

Ingraham was less than impressed with the basketball player's tirade. "(Which I'm cool with... it's his right.) Unless it's just about you needing to feel like you've got control of athletes like Lebron".

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