Social media was on fire Friday night after a controversial segement compliments of Fox News host Luaren Ingraham.
Ingraham was responding to an ESPN interview that featured Lebron James, and Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant.
Both James and Durant expressed concern over the state of racial relations in America, while also mentioning the general disdain they have for the President of the United States.
Durant told ESPN’s Cari Champion that “the country did not elect a good coach”.
Against that backdrop, Laura Ingraham produces this.
Dunb jock alert?
Yes Lebron James is certainly one of the greatest athletes of all time, but he is also far and away one of the most successful business men in America.
A brilliant mogul with the world at his feet, and it’s fitting that Lebron told ESPN that his status as a millionaire athlete does not preclude him from bigtory.
Laura Ingraham slammed that point home tonight.
“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.”
I'm not sharing the Laura Ingraham video but I'm sure you can find it. While obviously an idiot, she does a great job proving LeBron's point about racism in the States while trying to refute it.
— Steve O'Rourke (@steveohrourke) February 16, 2018
The racial overtones within the segment cannot be discounted, and the manner in which Ingraham dismissed the views of two prominent African Americans seems entirely consistent with the white identity agenda that has paced Fox News.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized LeBron James and Kevin Durant for expressing their political opinions. LeBron responded on Friday. pic.twitter.com/qHTTs5dRi8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 17, 2018
Laura Ingraham’s behavior during the segment has angered millions of people, her very demeanor invited questions of racial bias.