Welp, lookie here. It’s once again time to skewer the ever-loving hell out of NBA superstar — he milks every stinking minute of it — LeBron James, AKA: “Noted Law Enforcement Expert” and stuff.
Why whatever for, you ask?
As reported by The Blaze, AC Milan soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reignited his war — How can you not love it? — with NBA political activist James, insisting that sports players stay (the hell) out of politics and stick to uniting people through sports, instead.
(This guy obviously doesn’t watch professional American sports.)
Soccer star challenges Lebron James’s intelligence over politics: Stick to what you are good at https://t.co/s7U5uFugIt
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 15, 2021
Ibrahimovic said: “Politics divides people. Football…unites people,” as transcribed by The Blaze.
[We]e are not politicians. Politics divides people. Football, in my world, unites people. Big difference. Because I have had the chance to meet and get to know people that I would never have known if I did not play football.
I have met people from all four corners of the world. We unite people. Politicians divide. If I wanted to be a politician, I would do politics. We should only do what we’re good at.
Sports and politics are two different categories. If you are intelligent, you understand.
Here’s background, via The Blaze:
The soccer star and James first exchanged words in February when the Milan soccer star hit out at James for being so vocal about U.S. politics.
“[LeBron] is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time,” Ibrahimovic said at the time.
“Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football.”
Amen. To the “Nth degree.” (Hollywood was unavailable for comment.)
“LeBron is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time what they’re doing. do what you’re good at.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic chimes in on LeBron James 👀
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 25, 2021
Ibrahimovic added (which was pure gold):
I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best because it doesn’t look good.
Au contraire, Zlatan — per “King James,” that is. LeBron James very much “does politics.”
LeBron James responds to Zlatan’s statement on staying out of politics.
“There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports because I understand how this platform and how powerful my voice is.” – @KingJames
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 27, 2021
As I’ve previously reported:
The latest personality to burn James and his latest stupid utterance to a crisp was former NFL player and retired police officer, Brandon Tatum, who on Thursday said comments by James about the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, push “a dangerous and false narrative that law enforcement is racist.”
During an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Tatum teed off on James and others for “lying” not only about the police officer involved in the shooting but the intentions of knife-wielding 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, as well.
Two things were certain on Thursday. The NBA would restart its season and players would kneel in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. One of those players was Lebron James. So how did King James feel about the universal protests that marked the opening day of play? “I hope we made Kaep proud,” he said. “Kaep” being the activist/former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, of course, who on September 1, 2016 first knelt in protest during the anthem. The rest is history, as they say.
NBA superstar LeBron James weighed in on the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company controversy on Thursday, a day after Donald Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires after a story broke about the venerable tire company banning MAGA gear at company facilities.
James being James, he naturally struck back at Ibrahimovic, as The Blaze noted, claiming that the soccer star had previously said he had experienced racism in Sweden due to his Balkan background, adding:
There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports because I understand this platform and how powerful my voice is.
Always the “modest” guy, ain’t he?
Ibrahimovic did not immediately respond to the know-it-all guy with the “platform” and “powerful voice.”
But, hey — the only thing I have to say is this: LeBron? Shut up, and dribble.
Oh, and LeBron? “Dribble” and “drivel” have entirely different meanings, dude.
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