Notorious race hustler Jesse Jackson has finally taken advantage of the media attention surrounding the war of words between NBA superstar LeBron James and Fox News host Laura Ingraham, just as he has done with so many other such situations throughout the years.
Late last week, during a monolog on her primetime Fox News show, Ingraham told James to “shut up and dribble” after he claimed President Donald Trump “doesn’t give a f*uck about the people.”
Not surprisingly, James has said he will continue to “talk about what’s really important.”
Securing his 5-minutes in the limelight of this media cycle, Jackson stressed the importance of even more professional athletes, specifically NBA players, continuing to speak out on “injustice” and against President Trump.
“No one told David to just play his harp and not stand up for his people,” Jackson told the AP on Monday. “No one told Samson just lift weights and not challenge the Philistines. They told Jackie Robinson, ‘Just play baseball.’ He told them, ‘I’m a man with dignity first.’ They told Dr. King, ‘Go be confined to the pulpit.’ He said, ‘I must speak peace to a troubled world.’ In that tradition, King James, LeBron, his slam dunk for justice is needed. We thank him.”
Jackson went on to claim it is professional athletes ‘duty’ to speak up when confronted with inequity or wrongdoing.
“When Trump is attacking the FBI and covering up for the KGB,” Jackson continued, “LeBron’s voice is needed.”
Previously, Jackson has spoken out on other public conversations involving LeBron, like when Jackson claimed the Cleveland Cavaliers had treated James like a “runaway slave” after paying James more the $60 MILLION before he decided to sign with the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010.
Make-A-Wish Vanderbilt Kicker Sarah Fuller Will Take Part in Joe Biden’s Inauguration
Vanderbilt University student Sarah Fuller, goalie for the women’s soccer team and erstwhile emergency kicker for the men’s football team, will be taking part in the inauguration of Joe Biden.
USA Today reports that Fuller will participate in a television program titled “Celebrating America,” which will be simulcast the evening of Inauguration Day on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS.
Fuller confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller tweeted with pictures of herself on the Vanderbilt football field. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman.”
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) January 17, 2021
Multiple guests will appear on the program in addition to Fuller. Tom Hanks is hosting and both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be giving speeches.
Back in November and December the mainstream media lauded Fuller for becoming the first woman to play and then score in a Power Five college football game. In her first appearance she squib kicked the ball to Missouri’s 37-yard line and subsequently hurried to the sidelines. In later appearances she made two extra points following Vanderbilt touchdowns.
Fuller became Vanderbilt’s emergency kicker after their starting and backup kickers could not play due to COVID-19 protocols.
Big League Politics previously covered the Sarah Fuller story, specifically the reaction of Jason Whitlock, a conservative-friendly sports writer who once worked for Fox Sports. Whitlock called her appearance a “Make-A-Wish” publicity stunt.
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