Fox News host responds to LeBron James’ and Kevin Durant’s Donald Trump criticism: ‘Shut up and dribble’ (video)

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Cavaliers star LeBron James has criticized President Donald Trump multiple times. Kevin Durant said he wouldn’t visit Trump’s White House after the Warriors won the title.

The NBA superstars again slammed Trump in an Uninterrupted video:

LeBron:

The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person, is someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a fuck about the people.

And this time right now, with the president of the United States, it’s at a bad time. And 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, as this is not the way.

It’s not even a surprise when he says something. It’s not even a surprise. It’s, like, laughable. It’s like – it’s laughable, and it’s scary.

Durant:

When we’re talking about leadership and what’s going on in our country, it’s all about leadership. And 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. And that’s what builds a great team. And I feel like our team as a country is not ran by a great coach.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham showed and responded to LeBron’s and Durant’s comments:

Ingraham:

NBA superstar LeBron James is talking politics again, and this time, it’s R-rated. Here’s his barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical, take on President Trump.

I’m numb to this commentary. Like. 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.

Ingraham is good at her job – drawing attention, even if it requires spouting nonsense. She’s sparking visceral reactions and drawing a wider platform. I’m writing about her. But that’s only because her arguments are so ridiculous (which, I admit, might be her twisted intention).

LeBron and Durant were completely intelligible. Did anyone have trouble understanding them?

LeBron is not ignorant. He has clearly taken an interest in politics and kept up on issues.

Why blame LeBron for earning a lot of money? He worked hard, built himself up from poverty and gives back to the community. This is the American Dream. It should be celebrated.

Who elected Ingraham? She, like LeBron and Durant, are American citizens. That alone qualifies them to care about and speak on political issues.

Nobody ever said “shut up and dribble,” at least not meaningfully enough to cite them.

I do agree with Ingraham on one point, though: “Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously.”