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Lebron James finally responds to Ibrahimovic

Quadruple NBA champion LeBron James responded Friday to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who said that athletes should "stay away" from politics while mentioning James in his remarks.

After praising the NBA player (“he's phenomenal at what he does”), he got right to the point in an interview with Discovery Plus: “I don't like when people with a certain status are involved in politics at the same time. time. I mean, do what you're good at. Stick to what you're doing. I play soccer because I'm the best at soccer. I don't like politics. If I had been a politician, I would have been in politics. This is the first mistake people make when they become famous and reach a certain status.

James has been a force for social change in America, focusing much of his energy on police brutality and racial injustice against African Americans.

He has spoken openly about the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin last summer, lashed out at Donald Trump's politics, and worked with other NBA stars to try to get black people to vote in the elections. recent US elections which brought Joe Biden to power.

“I'm kind of the wrong guy to go to because I'm doing my homework,” James said after the Los Angeles Lakers 102-93 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. James was responding to Ibrahimovic's comments.

Lebron James helped found the organization More Than a Vote which increased voter turnout in black areas. The group organized more than 40,000 volunteers to work at the polls in the November federal election. James says winning championships is one thing, but inspiring and empowering people and bringing Americans together is just as rewarding.

“At the end of the day, I would never shut up about things that went wrong. I preach on my people and I preach on equality, social injustice, racism, the suppression of voters. The things that are happening in our community, ”said James.

“There's no way I'm just sticking to sport. I know how powerful my voice is. James said he likes to think he's the start of something much bigger in the sport.

“You see young men talking about things they think are unfair,” he said. “For a long time we've heard that as athletes you should be thankful that you can throw a ball, dribble with a ball, swing a baseball bat. You shouldn't be able to talk about anything else.

"This is no longer the case. This will not be the case for a long time.

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