In February, Fox News host Laura Ingraham told LeBron James to "shut up and dribble" after he voiced his opinions about President Donald Trump and the current political climate. LeBron responded on Instagram and said he's "more than an athlete."
James later said he "laughed" when he first saw Ingraham's comment.
"We're back to everything I've been talking about over the last few years," James added. "It lets me know that everything I've been saying is correct. We will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society. I mean too much to the youth. I mean too much to too many kids who feel like they don’t have a way out, and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they're in."
LeBron was right: he means a lot to the youth sports audience. One fan drew LBJ's attention Tuesday night when he showed up to the Cavs-Suns game bearing a sign that read, "King James, 23—You Are More Than An Athlete #NeverShutUp."
LeBron passed his black shooting sleeve to a handler, who delivered it to the boy. When LeBron had his attention, he gave the young fan a thumbs up. Check out video of the interaction below.
LeBron had a solid outing in the Cavs' 129-107 win, posting a triple-double with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists. He was a big factor on the defensive end, too, where he chipped in three steals and two blocks.