This Fox News host told Lebron James to “shut up and dribble” after the NBA star criticized President Trump. Lebron’s negative comments about Trump came during an interview with ESPN’, in which he stated, “The number one job in America… is someone who doesn’t understand the people and don’t give a f*ck about the people… It’s not even a surprise when he says something. It’s like laughable. It’s laughable and it’s scary.”
Rather than respond to James on substance, Ingraham personally attached his grammar and intelligence instead. In one long dog whistle, stating, “Here’s his barely intelligible, not to mention, ungrammatical take. This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. Must they run their mouths like that?”
Her criticism has received backlash online.
@THE_NickMarino tweeted, “1) obvious racist dog whistle 2) LeBron James has done more for the poor and disenfranchised in 15 years than Trump as in 70+. 30 We can actually prove LeBron’s net worth. Can’t say the same about Trump. 4) Lebron is actually brilliant. @IngramAngle, is just an awful person.”
Despite Ingraham’s put down, Lebron has been speaking out for racial justice for year — so don’t expect him to “shut up and dribble” anytime soon.