Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is a world-renowned critic of himself and other high-profile athletes for speaking out on social and political issues. football star Zlatan IbrahimovicHe replied.
LeBron, who did not welcome Zlatan’s comments, reiterated in his long response after last night’s Portland Trail Blazers game, that he would never stick to just the sport and always use his platform for the benefit of his community.
“SESAME ABOUT THE WRONG THINGS”
Saying that he will continue to talk about what is happening in society, LeBron said, “I never thirst about the wrong things. I am someone who talks to my people, about inequality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter pressure, and what is happening in the black community, because I was once a part of it and right now. “I also see what’s happening. I know these thanks to the fact that I had over 300 kids in my school who went through the same things and needed someone to talk about them.”
“I ARE AWARE OF HOW STRONG MY VOICE IS”
Saying that it is not possible for him to stick to sports alone, the NBA star said, “I am their voice. I use my platform to continue to shine a light on everything that can happen not only in my own society, but in this country and in the world. “You can ask that beautiful black woman, Renee Montgomery, who is among the ownership group of the Atlanta Dream team today, if I shut up my mouth and took care of my job in the time.”
“IN TIME, HE WAS ALSO COMPLAINED WITH RACISM”
James then went on to criticize Ibrahimovic, taking into account his past comments on racism:
“It’s funny that he said that, because in 2018, he was the one who said he felt racist in Sweden because his last name didn’t have a specific surname. I am someone who knows what I am talking about. So I am a man who should not be targeted about it because I study my lesson.
FROM ZLATAN TO LEBRON: WHAT YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD DO IT
In an interview with UEFA and Discovery + Sweden, Zlatan criticized athletes to address politics in general, citing James as an example: “He’s an extraordinary player, but I don’t like that people with ‘status’ talk about politics. You have to do whatever you know. I football. “I’m playing because that’s the best thing I’ve done. I’m not a politician. If I were, I would do politics.”