LeBron James on Laura Ingraham defending Drew Brees: ‘F-N tired of this treatment’
Update: Laura Ingraham addressed her hypocrisy on her show, saying: “I think in order to heal and shed light on gross injustices, our country needs more dialogue, not less.”
She did not explain how she reconciles that statement with telling LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” (a statement she defended by noting she has told many people to shut up).
When LeBron James criticized president Donald Trump, Fox News host Laura Ingraham told LeBron: “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.’”
When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees disregarded the anti-police-brutality message of protests during the national anthem, Ingraham said, “He’s allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag means to him. I mean, he’s a person. He has some worth, I would imagine.”
If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???? 🤦🏾♂️. And to my people don’t worry I won’t stop until I see https://t.co/e4pJ0PvwJj— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
CHANGE!!! #ShutUpAndDribbleThisPowerfulBlackManComingFullSteam💨💨💨💨💨— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
Ingraham is a hypocrite.
That was obvious in even her initial message toward LeBron (and Kevin Durant). Nobody voted for her. Yet, she gives political commentary.
Her defense of Brees only further exposes her hypocrisy. The back-to-back video LeBron quote-tweeted is hilarious (among other things).
But LeBron is also an imperfect messenger on hypocrisy. When Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters (who are trying to maintain and expand their freedoms), LeBron said he believed Morey “wasn’t educated on the situation.” Even in his follow-up remarks, LeBron noted he’s not a politician and emphasized his focus on helping the Lakers win a title. It was a disappointing episode for someone who had championed political involvement.
In fact, my main thought about LeBron at that time: He sounds just like Laura Ingraham.