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  • Updated: February 27, 2021

LeBron, Ibrahimovic Go Head To Head Over 'Stay Out Of Politics' Comment

Four time NBA champ, LeBron James has been criticized lately by AC Milan top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic over his social focus on police brutality and racial injustice activitism.

Ibra in his interview with UEFA in Sweden said "it is a mistake for athletes to step out of their lane refering specifically to the NBA professional basketballer.

“I don’t do politics… That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best because it doesn’t look good,” Ibrahimovic said.

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LeBron responded to the 39-year old Swedish International after Los Angeles Lakers win over Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night 

“I am kind of the wrong guy to go at because I do my homework,” He replied.

"There is no way I would ever just stick to sports. I know how powerful my voice is.”

James said he likes to think he is the start of something much bigger in sports.

“You see young guys speaking about things they feel is unjust,” he said. “For a long time we heard, ‘as athletes you should be thankful to be able to throw a ball, dribble a ball, swing a baseball bat. You shouldn’t be able to speak about anything else.’

“That is not the case anymore. It won’t be the case for a long time" James concluded

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