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Saturday, 17 February 2018

LeBron James responds to Laura Ingraham on Trump comments


Fox News’ Laura Ingraham told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” after the three-time NBA champion criticized Donald Trump in a video earlier this week.
James responded in no uncertain terms Saturday at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
“We will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that,” James told reporters. “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 don’t have a way out and need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”
In the monologue, which aired Thursday night, Ingraham accused James of “attempting to leave high school early to join the NBA.” This was false, and James pointed that out in his news conference.
LeBron James made the comments about Trump in an Uninterrupted video, saying the president "doesn't give a f--- about the people." (JAYNE KAMIN-ONCEA/GETTY IMAGES)
“I wish she would have done a little more fact-checking, because I actually did finish high school and didn’t leave early. I graduated high school,” James said.
“To be an African-American kid and grow up in the inner city with a single parent, mother, and not being financially stable and to make it where I’ve made it today, I think I’ve defeated the odds,” James continued. “I want every kid to know that. And I want everybody to know that the youth, they can do it as well. That’s why I would not just shut up and dribble, because I mean too much to my two boys here, their best friend right here, my daughter that’s at home, my wife, my family and all these other kids that look up to me for inspiration who are trying to find a way out, finding some leeway on how they can become as great as they can be and how those dreams can become a reality.”
James made the comments about Trump in an Uninterrupted video, saying the president “doesn’t give a f--- about the people.” Ingraham then blasted James and other athletes who dare to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech.
Laura Ingraham, pictured at the Republican National Convention, advised LeBron James to just "shut up and dribble." (ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES)
“She did the best thing to help me create more awareness. So I appreciate her for giving me even more awareness,” James said. “I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to shut up and dribble. So, thank you, whatever her name is. I don’t even know her name.”
James’ fellow NBA stars voiced similar sentiments out in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant, who was also featured in the Uninterrupted video, called Ingraham’s comments “racist” and “ignorant” in an interview with USA Today Friday night. Draymond Green said Ingraham’s display was “embarrassing.”
“It just shows where we really are,” Green added while sighing.
James didn’t go as far as Durant and refused to directly call Ingraham’s comments racist.
“Do I feel like her comments were racist? Well, listen, race is a part of our country, and we know that,” James said. “I think the engine that she sits behind doesn’t have a great rap sheet when it comes to race in our country and things of that nature.
“I’m just trying to shed a greater light and a positive light on the bad aura or the energy that some of the people are trying to give to the people of America and to the world. I’m not the negative side. Me having this platform, I’m just trying to shed a positive light on what I feel like is right.
“Am I always right? Can I have everybody follow me? I don’t think so. But I’m looking at my boys right here, teaching them what’s right and what’s wrong, and we see what happens after that.”  

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