Spurs’ Gregg Popovich blasts Laura Ingraham for ‘shut up and dribble’ comment
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has chimed in the much-talked-about war of words between Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and FOX News host, Laura Ingraham. A quick recap on how it transpired: James shared a passionate comment against United States President Trump in a recent episode of Uninterrupted’s web series, Rolling With The Champion.
“The number one job in America – the point of person – is someone who doesn’t understand the people, and really don’t give a [expletive] about the people.”
Ingraham then shared her thoughts on the remarks:
“This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100m a year to bounce a ball… Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Popovich himself is known to not be fond of the controversial President – to a point where he described Trump as someone who’s “unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically” to run the White House – so it was a given that he’d give his hot take on the headline. Cavs and Bleacher Report writer Greg Swartz quoted Pop as saying the following:
“When I heard about the [Fox News host’s comments] it was an unbelievable show of arrogance for a talking head to try and tell someone else if they can speak, what they can speak about, when and where to do it”
“[LeBron James is] very, very special and we should all be very proud that we have somebody like that who’s willing to speak about a variety of topics.”
With Gregg Popovich and LeBron James being two of the more vocal and influential figures in the NBA today, we could see more back-and-forth from their side and Ingraham’s.
Of course, this is one of the very few situations where the future Hall-Of-Fame Spurs coach is on LeBron’s side. Just this past Sunday night, his Spurs even dominated the Cavaliers on the road, 110-94, despite James tallying 33 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.