“The president has given everyone the courage to live their truths,” Wade tweeted.
The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade fired off at Laura Ingraham on Friday morning after she spewed vitriol at NBA players LeBron James and Kevin Durant, telling them they should “shut up and dribble” after the duo posted a video about Trump.
“They use to try and hide.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths,” Wade tweeted.
ngraham called James’ take “R-rated” and “barely intelligible,” going so far as insulting him for leaving high school a year early to enter the NBA.
“I’m numb to this commentary like … must they run their mouths like that?” Ingraham said.
She went on:
“Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids. This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin? You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So, keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.’
(Of course, as one person on Twitter noted, no one voted for Ingraham either.)
James has been a frequent critic of Trump, calling him a “bum” on social media. But Ingraham learned you can’t assail one of the country’s most beloved athletes over his education without expecting some backlash.
Many people on social media criticized Ingraham’s comments, with some calling her out for racism: