(SL) – Laura Ingraham stirred the pot when she suggested that LeBron James should just shut up and dribble.
LeBron was featured in a video saying that the President of the United states should be someone we lookup to, can trust and someone who protects us. In the video, James said that Trump doesn’t “give a f— about the people.”
Somewhere throughout the dialogue, if she even watched it, Ingraham (a Trump supporter) missed the point.
The Fox News host on Thursday verbally attacked James and Kevin Durant over the video released from his multimedia platform Uninterrupted calling the comments “ignorant.”
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham responded Thursday on her show, “The Ingraham Angle. You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,’ ” she added.
Durant and James both responded in separate statements Friday, sayingthey would not stop talking about political issues important to them and accusing the Fox host of racism.
“To me, it was racist,” Durant responded at a press conference. “Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder.”
James tweeted a link to Durant’s comments, adding the hashtag “#wewillnotshutupanddribble.”
Ingraham is now saying that her comments weren’t racist because she wrote a book called Shut up and Sing. She’s also invited LeBron to come on her show. I doubt he will accept the invite, but that’s probably something she should have done before she insulted his ability to speak on politics because as she put it, he left high school early and has made millions of dollars dribbling a basketball.
- LeBron didn’t leave High School Early
- Yes, he is a phenom who has been paid handsomely as an athlete of his caliber should
- Most importantly with his status as one of the greatest players of all time, he has added to the economy and local businesses in Cleveland and any other city he spends time in.
- Even more important than #3. LeBron James’ foundation has pledged $41 Million dollars towards putting kids through college. That equates to about 1100-1500 full ride scholarships. He’s also opening a school in Akron for at risk youth.
So that leaves most of asking…Laura can you match King James’ effort?