Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who criticized his choice to talk about various political issues.
“At the end of the day, I would never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about my people and I preach about inequality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter suppression, things that go on in our community….I know what’s going on because I have a group of 300-plus kids at my school that are going through the same thing and they need a voice. I’m their voice.
“I use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that may be going on not only in my community but around this country and the world. There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports because I understand this platform and how powerful my voice is”.
“It’s funny he said that, because I believe in 2018 he was the same guy who said when he was bad in Sweden, he was talking about the same things, because his last name wasn’t a certain last name, he felt like there was racism going on when he was out on the pitch. I speak from a very educated mind, so I’m kind of the wrong guy to go at because I actually do my homework.”
LeBron responded after Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him for his activism.
“I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework.” pic.twitter.com/VyKgBrYuiz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 27, 2021