LeBron James Called Out By Zlatan Ibrahimovic For Being Political

International soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t like athletes who engage in politics.

BYAlexander Cole
LeBron James Called Out By Zlatan Ibrahimovic For Being Political

It's no secret that LeBron James is an athlete who has also been focused on activism over the years. From creating his very own school to forming a campaign that encouraged millions of people to vote, LeBron has always been active in the political world. This has rubbed some people the wrong way although it's clear that LeBron doesn't care. He stands by his convictions and when he feels like standing up for a cause, he does so to the best of his ability.

Recently, however, LeBron was called out by the likes of International soccer sensation Zlatan Ibrahimovic who claimed that while he likes LeBron as an athlete, he doesn't like what the Lakers superstar is doing in politics. Simply put, Zlatan thinks that LeBron just needs to stick to sports.


"LeBron is phenomenal at what he's doing, but I don't like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time what they're doing. do what you're good at," Ibrahimovic said.

The "stick to sports" narrative is one that has been pushed a lot over the last few years although LeBron has counteracted it with his "More Than An Athlete" movement. Regardless, LeBron's efforts will continue to be criticized, no matter how much good he really does.

LeBron James Called Out By Zlatan Ibrahimovic For Being Political
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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.