NFL star Chris Long sacks Fox's Ingraham on LeBron James criticism

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Chris Long slammed Laura Ingraham on Friday after the Fox News prime-time host scolded NBA star LeBron James for criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE.

Ingraham told James to “stick to dribbling" and said he should not talk politics since no one voted for the basketball player.

In response, Long posted a series of tweets showing the network interviewing celebrities and athletes on political issues meant to underline what he saw as the hypocrisy of Ingraham’s stance.


“I’ll be replying to my own tweet with a collage of your network allowing political commentary from a few folks,” the defensive lineman wrote before tweeting out appearances on the network by actors Jon Voight and Chuck Norris, musicians Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, former college basketball coach Bobby Knight and actor/director Clint Eastwood.






None of the examples Long provided were from appearances on Ingraham's program, however.

Ingraham was originally compelled to comment on James after he said Trump doesn't “give a f--- about the people” on Thursday.

“Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” Ingraham said Thursday night.

“Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids,” she added. “This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball.”

James graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in 2003.

Long was a first-round draft pick out of the University of Virginia in 2008.