Fox News’ Laura Ingraham shot a bunch of dismissive comments at LeBron James in February, but the king didn’t let this affect his reputation.
“We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” LeBron said. Laura Ingraham made a mistake, and LeBron is having the time of his life.
This is the phrase LeBron will use as the title of the upcoming documentary series created by his production company. James is doing the project in partnership with Showtime.
“Shut Up and Dribble” is a project consisted of three-part series. It will be aired in October, and that’s the exact timing of LeBron’s debut with the Lakers.
The series will provide “a powerful inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA,” as explained by Showtime.
It was announced that the series is executive produced by LeBron and longtime friend Maverick Carter.
The series is directed by Gotham Chopra.
So, Ingraham decided to react to the video of LeBron and Kevin Durant in which the latter says “I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach.” James went on saying that President Donald Trump doesn’t really “give a f*** about the people.”
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids — and some adults — take these ignorant comments seriously. 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,” she said at the time.
Fans criticized her comments, and she released a statement, noting, “If pro athletes and entertainers want to freelance as political pundits, then they should not be surprised when they’re called out for insulting politicians.” She added that there was “no racial intent” in her remarks, claiming that “false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism.” Wow.
Now Chopra says that the series is an exploration of the way basketball represents America’s game. he even said that the NBA is a vessel for black athletes to claim bits of the American Dream.