LeBron and KD voice criticism about Trump, are told to "shut up and dribble."
LeBron James and Kevin Durant recently sat down for a discussion with ESPN's Cari Champion as part of a new segment for Uninterrupted, in which they spoke about this weekend's NBA All-Star Game in L.A. as well as the political climate in the country from their perspectives
Both LeBron and KD were critical of President Trump. LeBron described him as "someone who doesn't understand the people. And really doesn't give a fuck about the people." KD added, "it's all about leadership. I learned that playing basketball. I learned a lot of life skills from playing basketball. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people. That's what builds a great team. And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach."
As a result of those comments, Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham has requested that the two NBA champions just "shut up and dribble." In addition to telling LeBron and Durant to "stick to sports" she also kicked off her rant by saying, "Must they run their mouths like that?"
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, 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 seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin? 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.”
Dwyane Wade responded to the video of her comments, "They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths."
Check out the full clip below, as well as LeBron and KD's discussion with Cari Champion.