LeBron James, along with countless others, are calling out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for telling black athletes to “shut up and dribble” while saying a white athlete has the right to share his opinion.
Back in 2018, Laura Ingraham famously commented on Lebron James and Kevin Durant discussing President Trump and politics.
On her Fox News show she spoke to the NBA stars directly, “it’s always unwise to seek politic advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Lebron and Kevin, you’re great players but nobody voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the politic commentary to yourself or as someone once said “Shut up and dribble”
Ingraham was blasted for being a “racist” at the time and doesn’t seem to be wanting to shake that image.
On a recent episode of her Fox show, she discussed NFL star Drew Brees speaking out against kneeling at games. Brees said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America. I envision my two grandfathers who fought for this country during WW2. One in the army and one in the marine corp, both risking their lives to protect our country and to try and make our country and our world a better place. Every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I’m thinking about.”
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 F-N 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
Brees caught heat for his remarks and quickly apologized for his comments. Ingraham spoke about the backlash he was facing, “he’s allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag means to him, I mean he’s a person, he has some worth I imagine. This is beyond football. This is totality conduct, this is Stalinist.”
LeBron James schooled Brees and now he is moving on to putting Ingraham in her place. He fired off a message to the Fox News host after catching her comments about Brees. James wrote, “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 F-N 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.”
Another said, “It’s should be no surprise that Laura Ingraham would defend Drew Brees saying he deserves an opinion when once telling LeBron James to keep his opinions to himself and to shut up and dribble. Her own brother Curtis calls her a racist and a monster. She’s a White Supremacist.”
“Laura Ingraham is a single mother who has 3 adopted brown children, could you imagine how messed up they are gonna be when they realize their mom makes money being a hard core racist whether it’s an act or not!,” said one person.
“Laura Ingraham is a pathetic ass bitch and clearly a racist. This is the same woman that laughed about Nipsey Hussle’s death. LETS GET THIS BITCH REMOVED FROM HER JOB !”
Last night, Ingraham responded to the criticism on The Ingraham Angle.
She said, “Well, without dwelling on the nuance between the two instances, let me be very clear about what I believe: We are all children of God, regardless of our racial or political differences and therefore must be treated equally.”
“Every American, every-American has the God-given right to speak his mind on any issue. I think in order to heal and shed light on gross injustices, our country needs more dialogue, not less. And we need more respect, less retribution.”
“Emotions are hot right now and unfortunately, in times like these, we often find ourselves, I know it’s easy to do, talking past each other.”
“Right now Americans, I think most of them, are looking for reconciliation. That means politicians, police, and even cultural figures all working together. All of us.
We are all human beings on this earth for a very short period of time when you think about it, This is a moment when we should be listening and learning. All of us.”