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'I'm the wrong guy to go at' - LeBron James hit back at Zlatan

LeBron James has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic's claim that athlete like him should stay out of politics and stick to their sports.

The AC Milan forward called out the basketball icon on Friday, saying he his taking advantage of his status.

"LeBron is phenomenon at what he's doing but I don't like it when people have some kind of status , they go and do politics at the same time," Ibrahimovic told Discovery+ in Sweden. "Do what you're good at. Do the category you do. I play football I'm the best at playing football.

"I don't do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become in famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best because it doesn't look good."

The Los Angeles Lakers star didn't take it cool and responded by saying: " I will never shut up about things that are wrong," James said in a press conference. "I preach about my people and I preach about equality. Social injustice, racism, systematic voter suppression, things that go wrong in our community.

"I was part of my community, I've seen things that are going on. I have a group of 300-plus kids in my school that are going through the same thing and they need a voice. I am their voice and I use my platform to shed light on things that are going on, not only in my community but around the world.

"It's funny that Ibrahimovic said that because I believe back in 2018 he's the same guy who said that when he was back in Sweden, he was talking about the same things. Because his last name wasn't a certain last name, he felt like there was some racism going on while he was out on the pitch.

"He did say that, right? Yeah. I thought he said that. I speak from a very educated mind. I'm the wrong guy to go at because I do my homework."

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