LeBron James (LeBron James) will not insist on sports, no matter who proposes it.
In an interview with Discover+ in Sweden this week, AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated that when James and other “famous” people are involved in politics, “it doesn’t look good” is “ error”.
After the Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, James responded to the football superstar’s comments.
James said: “I will never shut up right and wrong things.” “I talk about my people, I talk about equality. Social injustice. Racism. Systematic voter suppression. What happens in our community.
“Because I used to be a member of the community and saw what was happening, I still knew what was happening because I had more than 300 children [charter] In schools experiencing the same thing, they need a voice.
“I am their voice. I use my platform to continue to understand everything that can happen, not only in my community, but also in this country and around the world. Therefore, I will never just insist on sports, because I understand the platform. Function and how powerful my voice is.”
James is one of the most politically and socially active figures in the sports world-the 36-year-old has been outraged by his remarks in the past. After James criticized then President Donald Trump, Fox News host Laura Ingraham infamously told him in 2018 to “shut up and dribble.”
Last year, due to social protests across the country, athletes like James became more vocal on off-court issues.
James and Ibrahimovic spent 16 months in Los Angeles between 2018 and 2019, when Ibrahimovic was with the Galaxy and Laker James.
James said: “He was the person he spoke of when he returned to Sweden…because his last name is not a last name, so when he was on the court, he felt a bit racist.” “I’m talking about a well-educated mind, so I am the wrong person because I can do my homework.”
James was referring to an interview in 2018 when Ibrahimovic said that his Bosnian ancestry made him a subject of racism, especially in the media in his hometown of Sweden.
“I’m not Anderson or Swenson,” Ibrahimovic said to Canal+. “If I do that, please believe me, even if I rob the bank, they will defend me. I tell you, they will defend me.”
On Friday, James also praised the Celtics’ Jay Brown and the American Football League stars Patrick Mahoms and Alvin Camara for using their platforms to fight for social justice. He also recognized former WNBA player Renee Montgomery, who became part of the Atlanta Dream Club this week after the league asked Senator Kelly Loeffler to sell.
James said: “Let me be proud of this generation who can hear our voices and everyone speaks with a well-educated mentality.” “But more importantly, when you speak from the heart, it will Louder.
“Moreover, we have a lot of people who speak from the bottom of their hearts. They don’t believe that they have a say at a certain point in time, or that they are intervening now. They see that they can express their opinions, and their opinions are really important. Make me proud.”