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VIDEO: LeBron James Calls Out Zlatan for Taking Shots at His Activism

LeBron James of the Lakers called out Zlatan Friday night.
LeBron James of the Lakers called out Zlatan Friday night. /

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has proven time and again he has no intention of shutting up while he dribbles, and he was forced to fend off criticism again this weekend. This time, it came from within the City of Angels' athlete community, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, previously of the LA Galaxy, told King James to "stay out of" politics. Predictably, James hit back after Friday night's win over the Blazers, taking the high road while also showing us all how deep his activism goes.

"I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter suppression, things that go on in our community...I know what's going on still, because I have a group of 300+ kids in my school that are going through the same thing," LeBron said succinctly, dismissing Ibrahimovic's inert criticism.

Ibra picked the wrong fight here; as James said, he's certainly an athlete who does his homework, whether it's regarding his opponent's game plan or social injustice.