In a conversation that appeared earlier this week on Uninterrupted, LeBron James and Kevin Durant—the two most recent recipients of the NBA Finals MVP award—embarked on a wide-ranging discussion of politics and social justice with ESPN's Cari Champion. The sight of three black American citizens offering pointed criticism of, among other things, the current president of the United States
LeBron James and Kevin Durant took issue with President Trump in a wide-ranging video released Thursday, with James saying the president doesn’t “give a f— about the people.” Later Thursday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham responded that the two NBA stars should stick to sports, calling their comments “ignorant.”
"I'm numb to this commentary, like! Must they run their mouths like that? 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"."
The original video featuring the NBA stars had been filmed last month, the night before James’s Cleveland Cavaliers hosted Durant’s Golden State Warriors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The two stars, both former MVPs, sat in the back seat of a car in James’s hometown of Akron, Ohio, as ESPN anchor Cari Champion drove the vehicle and led the conversation.