LeBron James: “I’m more than an athlete”

The star of the Cavaliers responded to criticism made by a commentator from Fox news, who suggested that he keep silent about the political issues in the United States.

LeBron James will not remain silent when expressing his opinion on the political and social state of the United States. 

The star of the Cleveland Cavaliers stressed on Saturday that he will use his sports star platform to denounce the racial injustices in the country, in addition to the actions taken by the current leadership of the White House. 

The reaction of the three-time NBA champion comes after Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham lashed out at James for expressing his political views. 

“Your political opinions you reserve them, as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble,'”Mr. Ingraham said. 

Ingraham also criticised Kevin Durant, star of the Golden State Warriors, who along with James, were critical of Donald Trump’s presidency last January on the UNINTERRUPTED portal 

Initially, James responded to his Instagram account with a photo that read “I’m more than an athlete” and used the hashtag #wewillnotshutupanddribble.

The four-time MVP of the league also spoke on the subject during a press conference with the media in Los Angeles on the day of the NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center.

“I will not shut up and I will dribble, so, thank you, whoever you are … I can sit here and talk about what really matters and how I can help children change, let them know to keep is right” he replied.

“But, I will definitely not shut up, I will not do that, I mean a lot to society, I mean a lot to young people, I mean a lot to so many children who feel they have no way out and they need someone to help them in the situations they find themselves” , he added

 

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Meagan Kozlovs

About the Author: Meagan Kozlovs

Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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