‘Shut up and dribble’ — Fox News’s Laura Ingraham to LeBron and Kevin Durant after their criticism of President Trump pic.twitter.com/0BlokQDIIl
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 16, 2018
Is this real life? What the hell did I just watch? How STUPID are you, Laura Ingraham? I don’t like to get political on this blog, but god damn I can’t stand Fox News sometimes. LeBron James is one of the most active members of not only his community but pretty much the entire United States. He has built so many gyms, schools, and helped put thousands of kids through college. The guy puts money towards so many different things of importance that Donald Trump wouldn’t even spend a penny on. To criticize someone who does a better job of being a good American than our own President is a JOKE. If anyone is un-educated here, it’s you, Laura.
“Shut up and dribble” would piss me off so much if I were a professional athlete. She can’t be serious right? Guys like LeBron James and Kevin Durant have some of the biggest platforms in the world. People listen to what those two have to say because they’re inspiring. Just because what they said in this video doesn’t align with your political views doesn’t mean you have to bash them. What good would athletes even be doing if they didn’t try to shed some light on important topics? These are more than just athletes, they’re humanitarians, role models, and many more things to a lot of people in the world. To say they shouldn’t speak just because of their occupation is horrendous.
And as far as her “nobody elected you” comment goes, nobody elected her dumb ass to speak either. Laura Ingraham is no more qualified to have an opinion on politics than a rock. It’s really more hypocritical than anything, and that’s the major thing that I can’t stand about this video. She should be fired for being such an awful journalist.
Of course, many athletes have gathered to support James & Durant on Twitter:
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I’ll be replying to my own tweet with a collage of your network allowing political commentary from a few folks. https://t.co/WUGl1WQSLE
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) February 16, 2018
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 16, 2018
Jaylen Brown on LeBron James: “LeBron’s greatest influence is just being a role model. I mean, he’s an African American male whose never been in trouble. You don’t see him in tabloids. You don’t see him involved in anything he shouldn’t be involved in.”
— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) February 16, 2018
I asked Jaylen Brown about the “stick to sports” notion. He said: pic.twitter.com/IqhJ13I8Jj
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) February 16, 2018
I hope somebody important reads this blog so I never have to see her face on television again.
-Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)