Laura Ingraham -- author of 2003's bluntly-titled Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the Media are Subverting America -- has a message for NBA stars, following LeBron James's and Kevin Durant's criticism of President Donald Trump Thursday: "Shut up and dribble."
Ingraham offered the guidance Thursday night during her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle. James and Durant had, earlier in the day via James' Uninterrupted website video, lobbed some intense insults at the leader of the free world:
James: “The climate is hot. The No. 1 job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn't understand the people. And really don't give a f--- about the people. When I was growing up, there was like three jobs that you looked (to) for inspiration. It was the president of the United States, it was whoever was the best in sports and then it was like the greatest musician at the time. You never thought you could be them, but you can grab inspiration from them.
“With the president of the United States, it’s at a bad time. While we cannot change what comes out of that man’s mouth, we can continue to alert the people that watch us, that listen to us, ‘This is not the way.' It's not even a surprise when he says something. It's like laughable. It's laughable and it's scary."
Durant: “I feel like our team as a country is not ran by a great coach.”
Ingraham was unimpressed, playing the clip on her show with the introduction:
"NBA star LeBron James is talking politics again, and this time it's R-rated. Here's a barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical take, on President Trump in a new ESPN podcast."
Ingraham's review of the comments was to the point:
“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids — and some adults — take these ignorant comments seriously. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin: You’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Sounds like great advice.