Some weeks ago, conservative journalist Laura Ingraham told basketball champion LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” when they “dared” talk politics.
'Shut up and dribble' — Fox News's Laura Ingraham to LeBron and Kevin Durant after their criticism of President Trump pic.twitter.com/0BlokQDIIl
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 16, 2018
The condescending and racist remarks by the Fox News host were met with a wave of criticism, but none on so grand a stage as the 90th Academy Awards, when Kobe Bryant took the opportunity to slam the misguided comment.
Kobe Bryant accepts #Oscar for Best Animated Short: "As basketball players, we're really supposed to shut up and dribble. But I'm glad we do a little bit more than that." https://t.co/lJd891ISOk #Oscars pic.twitter.com/5dLQ6CwRlB
— ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2018
“As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble. But I’m glad we do a little bit more than that,” Kobe said.
Bryant won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film with “Dear Basketball.”