LeBron not keeping silent on social issues, fires back at news anchor who told him to ‘shut up and dribble’
“Thank you, whatever her name is ... I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important,” says LeBron James. Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham earlier said: “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA,” Ingraham said. “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball.” LeBron James wears a T-shirt reading "I Can't Breathe," protesting the death of Eric Garner in 2014. AP  

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during media availability for the NBA All-Star Game.

James says he "will definitely not shut up and dribble" because he realizes the weight that his words carry in the face of injustice.

James spoke publicly after Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized him for prior comments about social issues. James previously responded with an Instagram post containing similar sentiments.

James was backed by All-Stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, who believe athletes have a unique opportunity to advocate for positive social change.

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