After telling LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” in a controversial tweet, rather than criticizing President Donald Trump, FOX News TV and radio host Laura Ingraham has invited the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar to be a guest on her show.
Hey King, Come play on my Court next week. You’re invited on the show anytime. https://t.co/CpXRl5jGzQ
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 17, 2018
Ingraham started things on Thursday when she told James and fellow hoops star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” when they criticized President Donald Trump in a video published that day by the Uninterrupted site. Ingraham attacked James on his credentials to comment on politics, since he bypassed college to go directly to the NBA after finishing high school.
'Shut up and dribble' — Fox News's Laura Ingraham to LeBron and Kevin Durant after their criticism of President Trump pic.twitter.com/0BlokQDIIl
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 16, 2018
Ingraham’s comments were ill-advised, and some thought they had racist undertones. James has done nothing but give back to those who might be deemed less fortunate. In fact, the LeBron James Family Foundation benefits hundreds of students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. And just for the record: Durant has a similar foundation to help low-income kids.
Whether or not James will accept Ingraham’s invitation remains to be seen.