In the wake of Fox News’ Laura Ingraham telling him to “shut up and dribble,” LeBron James to his Instagram account to respond to the hag.
James posted an image of neon lights that read “I am more than an athlete” and captioned his post with #wewillnotshutupanddribble.
If you’re not aware, the drama started when Ingraham devoted a segment of her show to criticizing James for comments he made on a video published on Uninterrupted. In the video, James and fellow NBA All Star Kevin Durant spoke with ESPN’s Cari Champion about a range of subjects, including President Donald Trump and the current state of politics in the country.
“The No. 1 job in America, the point of person, is someone who doesn’t understand the people, and really don’t give a f— about the people,” James said. Of course Ingraham, a staunch Trump supporter couldn’t handle James’ comment and struck out at him. Oh yeah, with her usual nasty, snide and condescending attitude on display, she said a LOT more about James in the video below. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has done it all. He has won multiple league MVP awards, ended Cleveland’s five-decade sports championship drought and is a successful entrepreneur. It would not be shocking if he ended up as a Hollywood icon at the end of the day, either. The only thing LeBron seemingly cannot do is earn the respect of Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who blasted the NBA All-Star for his anti-Trump remarks. In the TV segment, Ingraham criticized LeBron for supposedly stepping outside of his lane by speaking negatively about the president. Ingraham pulled the “stick to sports” card on James, remarking on the fact that he once tried to leave high school early in the NBA. James did finish high school, but went straight to the NBA after that instead of playing in college.Political commentary is nothing new for James, who has repeatedly used his platform to advocate for and against various things over the years. He and his fellow (at the time) Miami Heat teammates mourned Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012, and James endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Business Insider in 2016. He also notably called president Trump a bum on Twitter.At the time of writing, James had not responded to Ingraham’s comments on Twitter or Instagram yet. However, several professional athletes came to his defense on Twitter. Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long tweeted a lengthy thread of examples of the kinds of celebrities Fox News had as guest pundits, humorously referring to actor Jon Voight as “ANACONDA GUY.”