Jason Whitlock: LeBron’s Self-Comparisons To Civil Rights Icons Are ‘Well Intentioned’ But ‘Laughable’
Fox Sports 1 host Jason Whitlock criticized LeBron James’ self-made comparisons to Muhammed Ali and other civil rights icons from the sporting world in the wake of the Cavaliers star’s feud with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.
Whitlock, speaking on Tuesday’s episode of his “Speak For Yourself” podcast, called James’ assertions “well intentioned” but “laughable.”
“If LeBron really wants to be like Ali and MLK, he should sharpen his point of view by engaging with his critics.” — @WhitlockJason pic.twitter.com/FYUWQyteEF
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) February 20, 2018
“It’s laughable. It’s foolish. It cheapens the boldness and courage it takes to truly compete in the marketplace of ideas.”
“LeBron James is well-intentioned, but if he truly wants to be a powerful voice on social issues, he needs to have his sharpened by competing in the marketplace of ideas,” Whitlock flatly stated. “Or he can remain blind to the simple things he clearly doesn’t know.”
You can watch the entire 12 minute long podcast below.
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