Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham thinks LeBron James and Kevin Durant should stick to sports.
Responding Thursday to a video in which James said President Trump “don’t give a f — about the people” and Durant said the country is not run “by a great coach,” Ingraham told the NBA stars to stay in their lanes.
“Must they run their mouths like that?” she asked. “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 a hundred million dollars 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.”
As the Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long has pointed out already Thursday, Ingraham’s comment about athletes having political opinions seems rather curious considering the number of non-political people who have talked about politics on Fox News programs.
And then there’s her Twitter feed.
Laura Ingraham simply cannot stick to politics.
Ingraham on football
(The “college team can beat an NFL team” is never, ever not a bad take, no matter your political leanings)
Ingraham on Tim Tebow
(They were right on both!)
Ingraham on Deflategate
Ingraham on Robert Griffin III
Ingraham on the Washington Nationals
Ingraham on … whatever it is she’s talking about here
By the way, millions elected LeBron and Durant to the All-Star Game.