On Friday night, LeBron James responded to the FOX News reporter who trashed him regarding his critical comments about President Trump. Saturday afternoon he further addressed her comments ahead of the NBA All-Star skills competition.
James criticized President Trump in a recent interview for UNINTERRUPTED by saying Trump doesn't care about the American people. "The climate is hot. The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f— about the people," he said of Trump.
Laura Ingraham, a Fox News host, took aim at LeBron after his comments. Ingraham called out LeBron's lack of education as a reason he's not qualified to talk about political issues.
"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."
After briefly commenting on Ingraham's comments last night, LeBron elaborated during a press conference held before the All-Star festivities ready to take place tonight. Here's what the Cavaliers' star had to say.
LeBron discussed what it means to him to have the platform afforded to him by athletics and why he's passionate about giving the others the same opportunities.
Meanwhile, Ingraham's comments have been widely criticized, prompting her to release a statement. You can read it here.