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DB’s Weekly Take: Athletes should use their platform for whatever they want, it’s theirs – UConn Daily Campus

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Suns won 114-104. Photo by Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo.

In the past week, the topic of athletes “sticking to sports” has been in the headlines again. Only this time, it wasn’t a Fox News pundit starting the controversy – it was another athlete.  

Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic went after LeBron James for using his superstar status to promote his politics, saying “Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do … Stay out of [politics]. Just do what you do best because it doesn’t look good.” 

James didn’t appreciate that, and he fired back a couple of days later, saying “I will never shut up about
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