LeBron James is calling out Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham for what some see as a double standard when it comes to her response to athletes sharing political opinions. James took to Twitter on Sunday to bring attention to Ingraham's support of recent political remarks by Drew Brees just a few years after she famously told James to "shut up and dribble" when he criticized Donald Trump.
James responded to a Twitter user who shared a video comparing her critique of his remarks in 2018, juxtaposed with Ingraham's reaction to protests against Brees' remarks this week, in which she said the NFL star is "allowed to have his voice about what kneeling and the flag means."
"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!" James wrote. "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 ... CHANGE!!!" he continued.
CHANGE!!! #ShutUpAndDribbleThisPowerfulBlackManComingFullSteam💨💨💨💨💨— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
Later, James shared a video to Instagram featuring words on a white background and the sound of a basketball being dribbled. The first comments were seemingly directed at athletes and included "Shut up and dibble," "Shut up and tackle," "Shut up and stand," and "Shut up and get paid." Then the words transitioned into sentiments relatable to nonathletes, including "Shut up and take off that hoodie," "Shut up and stop running," and "Shut up and put up your hands."
"This is why we can't just stick to sports. Do you understand now?" concludes the video, which James captioned, "You thought I would 🤐?? Yeah oook. I’m louder than EVER."