LeBron and Laura Ingraham at war.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES — Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham of Fox News is now being labeled a racist after she suggested that NBA All-Stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant “shut up and dribble” instead of criticizing President Donald Trump. Ingraham’s comments came in response to a viral video that shows James and Durant lambasting Trump’s performance while traveling via Uber with sports reporter Cari Champion. James said Trump doesn’t “give a fuck about the people.”
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Durant then chimed in, saying “you need to empower people, you need to encourage people, and that’s what builds a great team,” before adding, “I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach.” Following a team practice on Saturday, James addressed Ingraham’s remarks.
“First of all, I had no idea who she is or what she does,” James said. “I would have had a little more respect for her if she actually wrote those words. She probably said it right off the teleprompter. We will definitely not shut up and dribble because I mean too much to society. I mean too much to the youth, I mean too much to so many kids who feel like they won’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation that they’re in.”
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