Los Angeles Laker legend Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for Best Animated Short on Sunday night and in his acceptance speech he injected himself into a recent spat between LeBron James and Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Bryant, 39, won the Oscar for “Dear Basketball,” a short film about his retirement.
As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said in a clear swipe at Ingraham. “I’m glad we do a bit more than that.”
On a recent web series, James said the following:
“The number one job in America, the point-of person, is someone who doesn’t understand the people, and really don’t give a f*** about the people,” James said. “While we cannot change what comes out of that man’s mouth [President Trump], we can continue to alert the people that watch us, that listen to us that this is not the way.”
Ingraham called James’ remarks “barely intelligible” and “ungrammatical.”
“Must they run their mouths like that?” she said. “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. Keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”