Barkley Responds to Ingraham’s “Shut Up And Dribble” Comment


Barkley Responds to Ingraham’s “Shut Up And Dribble” Comment
Last month,Fox News Contributor Laura Ingraham got into a verbal confrontation with Lebron James after the Cavs star said President Trump doesn’t give a f**k about the people‘. Ingraham addressed the situation on her show, saying James should “shut up and dribble”. She also added:
“Must they run their mouths like that? 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.”

Well, Charles Barkley also addressed the controversy while hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Here’s what King Charles said during his opening monologue:

“I’m an athlete and athletes have been speaking a lot this year. They’ve been kneeling during the anthem, refusing to go to the White House. A lot of times athletes are worried that speaking out will hurt their career. Here’s something that contradicts all of that: Me.

I’ve been saying whatever the hell I want for 30 years and I’m doing great… this country has a great tradition of athletes speaking their minds. Muhammad Ali changed the way people thought about Vietnam. Jim Brown had people thinking about race. Michael Jordan even thought it was okay for him to play with Looney Toons.
Well some folks still think we’re all spoiled millionaires, but athletes work hard. I’m successful because I have a great work ethic, I’m responsible, and when I was born I was three feet tall and weighed 26 pounds. But some people don’t want to hear from professional athletes, this lady on fox news told Lebron James to shut up and dribble…
But, at the end of the day, athletes are the only ones speaking out in their communities… So, Lebron, keep on dribbling and don’t ever shut up.”
While critics generally agreed that the episode wasn’t one of the show’s best, AV Club did say the monologue was “sort of stirring.”