LeBron James wears an “I can't breathe” t-shirt in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner. - Kathy Willens / AP / SIPA
Laura Ingraham is used to controversies. The Fox News presenter, who lost advertising sponsors last year for defending a white supremacist as "a person who believes in national sovereignty," attacked LeBron James on Wednesday evening. While the Lakers star is particularly vocal to denounce the death of George Floyd and racism in the United States, Ingraham replied: "Shut up and dribble." "
“It is never wise to seek political advice from someone paid $ 100 million a year to play ball. By the way, LeBron and Kevin (Durant), you are great players, but no one voted for you. Millions (of Americans) elected Trump to be their coach. So keep your political comments to yourself, or, as someone so aptly put it, "Shut up and dribble." At the same time, the polemicist defended the American footballer Drew Brees, who had considered that to kneel on the ground during the American anthem was "disrespectful" to the flag - remarks which forced Brees to apologize for being "off the mark".
If you still haven't figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we're acting as we are is because we are simply FN tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here ???? 🤦🏾♂️. And to my people don't worry I won't stop until I see https://t.co/e4pJ0PvwJj- LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
"If you still have not understood why the protest is in full swing : we are simply fn tired [we are getting tired of being treated like this." Do we need to explain it to you in a simpler way? To all my brothers and sisters, don't worry, I won't stop until I see CHANGE, ”replied LeBron James on his Twitter account.
We will never just "shut up and dribble" #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/98tUB3IxjM- UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 4, 2020
The one who grew up in a poor Cleveland suburb raised by a single mother also retweeted a video from his production company Uninterrupted. The clip continues the following messages: "Shut up and dribble", "Shut up and tackle", "Shut up and do your job", "Shut up and put your hands up", "Shut up your mouth and lie down "," Shut up and stay on the ground. Like George Floyd.
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