Lebron James is truly the king of putting people in check, both on and off the court, because the way he got “She who shall remain nameless” together, is priceless. They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and in the case of Lebron vs. Laura Ingraham, that couldn’t be more true.
Recently Lebron James responded to Fox’s Laura Ingraham’s “Shut up and dribble” comment at an NBA All-Star conference and it was classic:
Lebron: First of all, I have no idea who she is or what she does [but] for her to go up there and said what she said… we will definitely not ‘Shut up and dribble…’
I wish she did more fact-checking. I actually did finish high school, I did not finish early… To be an African American kid and grow up in the inner city with a single mother and to not be financially stable and to make it where I’ve made it today, I think I’ve defeated the odds. And I want every kid to know that, and I want the youth to know, they can do it as well.
I appreciate her for giving me even more awareness on the greatest weekend, All-Star weekend, this is the greatest weekend in the NBA, and I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice and inequality. So thank you, whatever her name is, I don’t even know her name. What’s her name?
Friend: Nobody knows.
Lebron: Well, nobody knows…
ORIGINAL story posted 2/16/2018
Laura Ingraham recently caught herself being “big mad” at Lebron James, and here’s why.
Recently NBA stars Lebron James and Kevin Durant were featured alongside sports anchor Cari Champion in a recent episode of Uninterrupted. During their time in the car with Cari, the discussion of politics came up, to which James had a few words for the current President of the United States, Donald Trump:
“The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person, is someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a f*** about the people.”
Where is the lie? Basically, Lebron said nothing that hasn’t already been said about Trump, both in private and very often, in public by the mouths of countless liberal public figures.
However, it appears that the host of The Ingraham Angle wasn’t too thrilled with James’ transparency. She took to her show not only to refute the prosperous NBA frontman’s popular opinion, but to also take a stab at him as a player, and a man:
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately a lot of kids and some adults, take these comments seriously. Look, their might be a cautionary lesson in Lebron for kids — this is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek politic advise from someone who gets paid $100 Million a year to bounce a ball.”
And if that wasn’t bad enough, Ingraham went on to say:
“Oh, and Lebron and Kevin, 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.’”
You can almost hear the word “Boy,” after “dribble,” huh?
It wasn’t long before Laura was being ripped to shreds on social media by Lebron fans, and non-fans of condescending talk with racially-motivated undertones:
That video of Laura Ingraham being racist as hell toward Lebron James is a disgrace and her smug confidence of knowing she'll get away with it is exactly what racism looks like.
— Rebecca Shuri She Ready Carroll (@rebel19) February 16, 2018
Also, sorry, the reasoning here is supposedly that LeBron James is forbidden from talking about politics because no one voted for him? Who the fuck voted for you, @IngrahamAngle? pic.twitter.com/9lqB9MkQuR
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) February 16, 2018
Laura Ingraham hates @KingJames because he represents excellence in everything he does. He’s enormously talented, intelligent, humble and uses his unmatched influence to inspire future generations to be great. And she despises that he’s all of those things, and Black. Simple.
— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) February 16, 2018
First of all, Laura Ingraham, no one voted for you either. Yet, here you are excising your first amendment right to freedom of speech. Something which, ironically, are bashing Bron for doing as well.
Secondly, it appears as though Ingraham has a more personal issue with Lebron. After all, She is practically twice his age, yet, it’s safe to say she doesn’t make nearly as much to talk as Lebron makes to “bounce a ball.” Besides, anyone who can make a living of nine figures and up doing what they love may not be a genius, but they are indeed, gifted and brilliant in their very right.
If you think about it, if you opened all those books, got all those degrees and didn’t manage to even touch Lebron’s “$100 million” salary, whose really the one whose silly?
Either way, Laura Ingraham, you are dismissed. We will not do this with you during All Star Weekend and Black Panther weekend.
Good day and good riddance.