NBA star Lebron James has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism in his political activism role saying he will not just shut up and dribble.
James was speaking as he noted that the AC Milan striker does not feel the same in terms of social injustice the same way he called out his country Sweden three years ago.
The former Manchester United striker was speaking at Discovery Plus on Thursday when he said that activism does not look good on fellow athletes such as Lebron and many others. He insisted that they should focus on what they are good at.
The LA Lakers star was speaking following their 102-93 victory against Portland Trail when he said that he will use his platform to the voice of many people going through racism, voter suppression and social injustice.
He continued by saying how he encounters the challenges in his school that hosts about 300 students who face the same struggles on a daily basis.
Other than I Promise school that he funds, Lebron also funds several projects preaching about social injustice and other challenges in the country in addition to voters rights.
“I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter suppression, things that go on in our community,” James added. “I know what’s going on still, because I have a group of 300-plus kids at my school that’s going through the same thing, and they need a voice, and I’m their voice. I’ll use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that’s going on around this country and around the world. There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports, because I understand how powerful this platform and my voice is.” Said Lebron.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vocal three years ago when he said that the Swedish media had undercover criticism as his last name did not bear the Swedish tradition.