Thursday evening during her show on Fox News, Laura Ingraham finally had enough of LeBron James’ incendiary comments and went off on the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player.
LeBron said during a video that was released on Thursday that President Trump doesn’t “give a f*** about the people.”
In reply, Ingraham advised people watching her show not to get their political advice from a person who “gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” continuing that LeBron needs to just “shut up and dribble.”
“I’m numb to this commentary,” Ingraham stated. “Must they run their mouth like that? A lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there 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 get political advice from someone gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, LeBron and Kevin [Durant], 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.”
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Here is LeBron’s full statement.
“The climate is hot,” James said. “The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f–k about the people. When I was growing up, there was like three jobs that you looked (to) for inspiration. It was the president of the United States, it was whoever was the best in sports and then it was like the greatest musician at the time. You never thought you could be them, but you can grab inspiration from them.”
“It’s at a bad time. While we cannot change what comes out of that man’s mouth, we can continue to alert the people that watch us, that listen to us, ‘This is not the way,’” James said. “It’s not even a surprise when he says something. It’s like laughable. It’s laughable and it’s scary.”
Durant, someone who also hates Trump, gave his two-cents too:
“When we’re talking about leadership, and what’s going on in our country, it’s all about leadership,” Durant said. “And I learned that from basketball, I learned a lot of life skills from playing basketball. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people. And that’s what builds a great team. And I feel like our team as a country is not ran by a great coach.”