Michelle Beadle Wants LeBron to Shut Up and Dribble on COVID Issues

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The sports media got emotional when Fox News’ Laura Ingraham told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” in 2018. It hurt their feelings as much as LeBron’s. But that was when LeBron was calling America a racist land. Now, LeBron temporarily changed teams by likening Covid to a common cold:

Thus, according to the sports media, it’s now time for LeBron to shut up and dribble. That Instagram post deeply bothered Michelle Beadle. It hurt her emotionally.

“That one pissed me off bad,” Beadle said on her podcast.” What is more ballsy than posting something uber controversial only to erase it?”

“The meme itself was so irresponsible,” Beadle goes on. “These are those times where we need to stop asking these guys anything important. Stop asking what they think about the world. Stop asking them about their medical opinion. Stop asking them about China. You’re never going to get an answer you want to hear. Why? That’s not their forte. You want to know something about basketball? Go ask them that.”

Beadle then questioned why LeBron is the spokesperson for anything other than the NBA.

“He’s put himself in this position where he’s made himself the speaker on all matters global, and it is moments like this where you’re reminded that is the dumbest damn thing you could have posted,” Beadle said. “Your team sucks, I get it. You’re frustrated. You did this to yourself. You decided to sign the Cancun roster.”

While it’s probable that Beadle believes the omicron variant is closer to the plague than the flu, it’s important to remember the ongoing feud here. Last month, Beadle claimed on her new podcast that LeBron had tried to get ESPN to fire her to get his friend, Rachel Nichols, her job on NBA Countdown.

Nevertheless, there’s an important point here. The sports media views questioning Covid as a far greater sin than threatening a heroic police officer and spreading misinformation about race relations — both of which LeBron did/does and people like Beadle have yet to comment on.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. The likelihood that ANYONE espousing their personal opinions on pretty much ANY SUBJECT on social media merits any credibility AT ALL … is statistically zero.
    That a “celebrity” in a specific occupational endeavor is somehow given a pass on their lack of credibility in areas outside their particular occupation is an ever-growing and dangerously SERIOUS flaw in human nature.

  2. LOL! I just love watching all this back stabbing going on in Wokeland. One miserable bitch (Beadle) crying about another woke bitch (Lefraud). Message to both: Don`t try to jump ship and change teams. We don`t want either of you……..

  3. Beadle isn’t wrong here. I don’t agree with her on much of anything but here I do. We have been saying the same thing for a years now about LeFraud Blames that he is an expert in basketball and not much else. What does one expect? An anesthesiologist is an expert on anesthesia not basketball so we would not ask the doctor how to beat a 1-3-1 zone, so why do we expect LeBitch to have any intelligent comments on anything other than basketball. The media has annointed athletes with the “smart” label because they mostly agree with the communist opinions of the media. Any athlete with a more conservative lean is treated much differently.

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