LeBron James files trademark for “Shut Up and Dribble” remark made by Fox News host Laura Ingraham
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is reportedly trying to trademark the phrase 'shut up and dribble.'
LeBron James ‘Uninterrupted IP’ has filed a trademark application for ‘Shut Up and Dribble’
USA Today reports that a company under James’ Uninterrupted, Inc. franchise has officially filed to trademark the phrase “Shut Up and Dribble.”
The phrase “Shut Up and Dribble” of course, was actually created by Fox News host Laura Ingraham who back in 2018 blasted LeBron James for speaking out about politics instead of keeping his mind on his sport.
Referring to James as “someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball.” “Keep the political comments to yourselves,” she said at the time. “Shut up and dribble.”
“I will definitely not do that. I mean too much to society,” said James via Instagram. “I mean too much to the youth. I mean too much to so many kids that feel like they don’t have a way out and they need someone to help lead them out of the situation they’re in.”
Additionally, James said “I will not shut up and dribble. I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important.”
Turns out, Ingraham may have given James a lot more than that.
LeBron usage of the phrase “shut up and dribble” dates back to February in 2018 when Fox News host Laura Ingraham directed the words at the NBA star following his criticism of then-President Donald Trump.
LeBron James and Maverick Carter also produced a Showtime docuseries titled “Shut Up and Dribble” that told the story of former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, who raised his concerns about the treatment of American minorities with President George H.W. Bush after the 1992 NBA Finals.