According to various reports, LeBron James will serve as an executive producer for the upcoming Showtime docu-series Shut Up and Dribble, which is named after the phrase LeBron was told to do by Fox reporter, Laura Ingraham, earlier this year. Well, LeBron James has now responded in the best way ever - a new television, which quotes her line, "Shut up and dribble".
"If being a star athlete is inherently a political experience, "Shut Up and Dribble" tells that complex and dramatic story from the past to the present and from the inside out", Showtime President David Nevins wrote in a news release, Mediaite reported.
"Unlike this president who lashes out wildly at anyone who criticizes him, LeBron James - in addition to being a brilliant black man, a superstar in his sport, and a hero to his community - is taking the high road, which is exactly where he belongs", he added.
Although James has always been a Trump critic, calling the president "U bum" in a 2017 tweet, Trump's tweet was the president's first attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
"Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids", Ingraham said at the time on her show. "I like Mike", the President wrote on August 4. "[Is] he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to". Asked what he would say to Trump if he were sitting across from him, James replied, "I would never sit across from him".
Athletes are some of the most influential people in the United States, whether they like it or not.
Surprisingly, First Lady Melania Trump issued a statement praising James.