Over the course of LeBron James’ 19-year spell in the NBA, he has never had a shortage of critics. Be it former NBA players, analysts or perhaps politicians. The latest to add to that list is high profile Republican author, commentator and activist, Candace Owens. Known to be one of the most devoted supporters of former President Donald Trump, Owens blasted the Lakers superstar.
In a recent interview on the Full Send Podcast, the 32-years-old Candace Owens decided to take a shot at LeBron James based on his intellect level. Not only was the former author and activist not impressed, but went onto make some bold claims upon the 4xNBA Finals MVP.
What was opinionated by Candace Owens on LeBron James?
“LeBron James never came after me,” Owens said. “I actually usually go after LeBron because I think it’s important for him with the platform that he has — and I think that, to be clear, LeBron is a well-meaning person. I don’t think LeBron means to do bad. I just don’t think he’s that smart. I really do. I think LeBron James is low IQ.”
However, she did praise LeBron James for his basketball prowess and his hard-work shown over the years on the court. But apart from that, she firmly made her stance upon King James requiring to keep his mouth shut outside the hoop lines.
“I’ve heard him speak about issues, and he just is so wrong, but I think he carries with him an arrogance which isn’t hard when you’re being called a king,” Candace Owens spoke about LeBron James. “Right? And he is an incredible talent. There is no doubt about that. He’s an incredible talent. It’s very hard to level yourself and to say, ‘Okay, I can be really talented but also not be educated on something.’ Right? And if you are not educated about something, you shouldn’t speak on it. I try to do very good about that. If I don’t know something, I try to listen.
“I would rather him be quiet than tell his people that follow him a lie. He needs to do the work of actually becoming educated about these issues, and it’s not hard. It really isn’t hard to actually look up data and to look up the facts.”