LeBron James gets strong support from Enes Kanter after controversial remarks from Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James has been the face of many topics over the past couple of years in an effort to make his voice heard. However, Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t like the fact that James and other athletes speak their minds, saying they should stick to sports.
Portland Trail Blazers big man Enes Kanter showed his strong support in favor of LeBron after hearing Zlatan’s comments.
Someone tell @Ibra_official
There is a difference between political opinions and speaking up against persecution, oppression and calling out Dictators. #BLM isn’t a political statement,
it’s speaking up against oppression.
In America, we call it Freedom of speech. https://t.co/eEpERmUaXl
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) February 27, 2021
Zlatan joins the many people that insist that these athletes should “stick to sports” and not talk publicly about many controversial issues, which have started to happen more in recent years for a number of reasons.
Kanter said there is a “difference” and voiced his support of King James, even after the previous run-ins the two NBA players have had with each other.
James made his presence known many times, including in the Orlando Bubble as many teams, including LeBron’s Lakers squad, did their best effort to stand up for BLM and many other things that were plaguing the country at the time, and still do to this day.
LeBron is having a terrific year and posting averages of 25.6 points with 8.1 boards and eight assists and was once again named a starter for the All-Star team to the surprise of nobody. However, he’s not one to hide his feelings and thoughts and will continue to speak up on these pressing matters, no matter what Zlatan and others say about it.
James has become the face of the NBA for his play and will continue to use his status to speak out on these issues in an effort to help make a difference and better this country for the sake of everybody.