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Zlatan on athletes talking politics
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Japan s0mple_is_my_flair 
2021-02-26 19:12
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kinda true, but after all they are human and they may have a political view as a citizen. After retirement, they can speak anything they want I think
2021-02-26 19:16
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+1 Everyone can have an opinion. It's your responsibility to think for yourself and not look for guidance from an athlete/actor for something completely unrelated to what they're famous for.
2021-02-26 20:15
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Europe letqpena
Absolutely agree. Especially when it comes to athletes.
2021-02-26 19:18
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Yugoslavia seeeed
Ah yes dont you dare express your politics if you are not a politician!
2021-02-26 19:20
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Most of athletes (NBA, NFL, MLB) are living in different world, they are treated differently than ordinary people.
2021-02-26 19:48
why cant retarded commies approach even the most basic points in good faith?
2021-02-26 23:30
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United States breasts
idc about lebron's politics so i don't follow what he says, idc if he talks about it tho and why should i
2021-02-26 19:21
agree but still, if its about awareness of some political stuff then its reasonable. If we are all silent we are gonna die because politicians only love money
2021-02-26 19:23
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the problem is that an actor has greater influence on politics, because the actor can simply reach a larger audience. its the same with these famous sportsmen.
2021-02-27 16:25
politics involves everyone wether u like it or not (democracy), he said something about him being judged differently by the swedish public cause hes an immigrant and now says this? he is bipolar sometimes -1 ibra soz
2021-02-26 19:32
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Hmm there is a point tho cz when famous ppl talk about politics a lot of ppl are gonna believe them or just blindly follow them. Not saying this is happening in lebrons Case but in general its a hard decision cz on the one hand famous ppl can easily take our attention to some issues in politocs for example but on the other hand they are usually not expert and talk a lot of shit as well which ppl believe cz they subconciously thjnk he is good at (idk, lets say) basketball, tbat means he has a decent knowledge of politics which is usually utter bs, can be true in some cases tho
2021-02-26 20:00
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you got a point but he never got ppl fired up about it tho, like for example Trump subliminaly saying people to protest and storm the capitol to rock the vote now THATS bonkers and Lebron talking about basic human rights and shining light to it
2021-02-26 20:03
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Yeah i didnt know the exact case, just gave a very general comment, i think that all kinds of ppl should be invested in politics but that means that there will be a lot of idiots around as well, but thsts democracy, we dont have sth like an aristocracy lead by the intelectual leaders of our world
2021-02-26 20:08
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agreed
2021-02-26 20:09
Who is this Lebron guy?
2021-02-26 19:25
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basketball GOAT
2021-02-26 19:25
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ohh im not familiar with Chinese Athletes
2021-02-26 19:29
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why u have that nickname
2021-02-26 19:30
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Sorry nobody mentioned MJ
2021-02-26 19:45
lebron talking about race problems not whole politics tho
2021-02-26 19:25
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why isnt he talking about why he lost 9 finals?
2021-02-26 19:44
He also talked a lot about China too. Let’s just say he sided with China on that.
2021-02-26 20:05
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he is not siding with he is siding with money china supports nba houston rockets bcuz their legend played in houston and houston's dumb gm tweeted about hong kong stuff and china didnt like that so players started dickriding china
2021-02-26 20:31
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>dumb gm Wow if wanting freedom for others is dumb then why bother being smart
2021-02-26 20:52
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dumb gm costing money for his team league and himself why u car what happened in china?
2021-02-26 20:53
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Because their government is the closest thing to a modern day Nazi Germany. Coincidentally since China isnt fucking anyone like Germany did until 1939, everyone is just letting them do whatever. That’s why no one car.
2021-02-26 20:56
LeChina "I support human rights for black people in America only" James
2021-02-28 00:06
Yeah, politics, lgbtq and stuff like this should not be in sports
2021-02-26 19:27
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lgbtq and race shouldnt be compared tho
2021-02-26 19:31
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im not comparing lgbt to race
2021-02-26 19:30
lgb good team back in 2013 ask olof
2021-02-26 19:55
it is lgbtabcdefghjklmnq bro u disrespectful af
2021-02-26 19:30
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yeah sorry bro EDIT: I do not know your pronouns so sorry bro, sis, guys, or helicopters
2021-02-26 19:31
zlatan very smart
2021-02-26 19:29
So only political scientists should talk politics? It makes no sense. Although I agree having politics shoved down our throats every time we want to enjoy a game its fucking annoying.
2021-02-26 19:31
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people who are famous because of sport mostly know very little about politics but because they are famous people hear and accept their opinions
2021-02-26 20:12
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For sure the exert a lot of influence, does not mean they should be prohibited from doing so though (and I'm a right wing guy so I most likely disagree with them, but its their right).
2021-02-26 20:13
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they should be prohibited they just shouldnt talk about things they know nothing about because people actually listen to them and if they say stupid shit people will listen
2021-02-26 20:14
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Im sure they agree with you on that point.
2021-02-26 20:14
People who are paid to jerk off China, despite them having concentration camps (among other issues), should be ridiculed for speaking about morality. LeBron is no exception.
2021-02-26 20:38
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Indeed
2021-02-26 21:21
what did lebron say about politics?
2021-02-26 19:32
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he basically supported blm movement, but zlatan a couple of years ago was talking about poltics saying that swedes always treated him different cause of his immigrant backround so this guy just talking where u feels he will get attention. i like zlatan but hes full of shit sometimes
2021-02-26 19:36
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France Amamiya
Isn't Sweden the most tolerant place tho?
2021-02-26 19:40
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extremely, and hes talking about real issues and lebron being silent wich i see as total asstalk from him, hes just looking for attention, he said several things about sweden in his book
2021-02-26 19:43
Talked about BLM (Terrorist organization),Orange mad bad and MAGA. But said nothing about Chinese slaves and genocide against muslims,because he is popular in China and his trash clothes are being made there by Chinese slaves and Kids. old.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/d.. old.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/di9b.. He likes money more than human lives.
2021-02-26 19:43
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m8 ur the twisted one, are u rlly saying what the chinese are doing is not to be talked about? this forum is full of fktards
2021-02-26 19:44
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??? No i think we need to talk about Chinese genocide and censorship,they are blocking Taiwan flags from movies and even asked Apple to block Taiwan emojis. Im just saying that Lebron refused to speak out since he needs money from China for Space Jam movie and his Clothes.
2021-02-26 20:03
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ok
2021-02-26 20:03
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2021-02-26 19:51
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ur low iq shines dude now the discussion is about the chinese genocide, but whatever u got no probs with it i guess (german)
2021-02-26 19:53
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so we should have a war with china and let even more people die?
2021-02-26 19:55
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ur so dumb, there are 100 ways u can do something about it u choose but talking about it dosent make it worse it ofcourse helps the ppl suffering in some way someone somewhere will do some type of action, journalism is a big weapon
2021-02-26 19:58
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nah, let countries care about their own people and not people on the other side of earth
2021-02-26 19:58
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then why are you so annoyed about the blm movement? if u dont care...LOLS
2021-02-26 22:28
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annoyed? i just find this movement useless
2021-02-26 23:09
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LULZ get a life u can live after then, u cant fool me
2021-02-26 23:27
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Portugal H3NR
Of course athletes should be addressing problems like racism, homophobia, sexism. Why wouldn't they? People look up on them. They should speak and make their voices heard. "Oh just do what you do better". Fuck off. Being an athlete doesn't mean you're not a person, and people have opinions and should speak and fight for problems.
2021-02-26 19:34
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that's the mentality of a loser and total failure in life.
2021-02-26 19:47
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Portugal H3NR
That's the mentality of how people should be. Fighting for their rights. That's why Kendrick Lamar is so loved by many.
2021-02-26 19:50
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pretenders, keep acting as if politics impacted your pathetic lives.
2021-02-26 22:14
the dude is considered to be top 3 in history in his respective sport and ur talking about his MENTALITY? HAHA
2021-02-26 19:55
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hltv user H3NR is considered to be top 3? okay.
2021-02-26 22:13
Depends what Ibra is referring to, Politics in the traditional sense or his social activism causes - absolutely agree that there's nothing wrong with using status to raise awareness to causes such as that, but Lebron also campaigned for Hilary Clinton during her election campaign (and I think Biden too), and regardless of his reasons for being Democrat he's then using that status to promote a politic party - in that regard I'm inclined to agree with Ibra - if that's what he's referring to. Of course Lebron is entitled to his own politic views, but probably not really best placed to influence others politically, not to question his intelligence either but he's probably not entirely clued up on the running of government being a full time basketball player. I should note the reason for him campaigning was to help encourage black voter turn out, again a good thing, but yes he's effectively just getting more people to vote Democrat.
2021-02-26 19:52
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Portugal H3NR
A brain in HLTV. Wow. I didn't know that LeBron was campaining for Hilary and Biden, but for the rest: I think they obviously should make their voices clear.
2021-02-26 20:00
You don’t see the risks when a bunch of influential people can easily get together to promote an agenda?
2021-02-27 10:55
I agree especially because most of them don`t understand politics. Nobody understands politics. Government using us like a sluts, they know what is in our minds and this "economy wars" between countries are also fake. George Orwell explained everything
2021-02-26 19:39
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Sweden chris444
Zlatan is right
2021-02-26 19:40
it's true but he is not the best at playing football. CR7 is
2021-02-26 19:47
He is wrong on all accounts, especially when he calls himself the best
2021-02-26 19:51
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Did he call himself the best football player in the world? Please fucking read
2021-02-26 19:59
What did lebron say?
2021-02-26 19:53
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Brunei ImGucci
That Germany sucks, so i fully support him
2021-02-26 20:09
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wtf mens
2021-02-26 20:10
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Brunei ImGucci
ACTUALLY THOUGTH YOU WERE SOMEONE ELSE, SO SORRY.. Just saw the jerman flag and the letter N..
2021-02-26 20:11
I like Zlatan, but he's wrong and here's why. LeBron mostly speaks about social issues, not politics. He's entitled to have his own opinion. And he's free to use his platform as he pleases. Especially when, again, he's just bringing more focus to social issues. If Lebron was actually going deeper in politic topics then I could agree. But even then, have we forgotten who's a former californi's governor? I actually endorse the behaviour Lebron has, who despite having his life solved, is doing what he does trying to ensure a better future to those less fortunate. I like this more than people like Ibra who only want to use they plataform for their egotistical purposes (still fair to do so)
2021-02-26 19:56
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Europe letqpena
Refining my reply in #2 and not actually knowing what LeBron has said, I agree that social issues are something that everyone should be able to comment on, regardless of profession. Crafting policies should be left to people who understand the current legislature and even what they are doing, something which populists in politics are generally unable to fathom.
2021-02-26 20:04
He literally campaign for politicians and parties.
2021-02-27 10:56
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Like many people who aren't politics do. That's not "speaking about politics". And Zlatan didn't say that because LeBron supports a party...
2021-02-27 12:47
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He does speak mostly about politics though, you said he didn’t. A politicsl party is using his platform to influence. It’s wrong.
2021-02-27 16:21
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First of all, he speaks mostly about racial issues. And again, supporting a political party is not what Ibra means when he says "he shouldn't speak about politics", something many football players do too and he hasn't said a damn thing (Like some of the players from the Croatia national team). The thing LeBron is notorious about outside basketball is his involvement with racial adjustment and lately the BLM movement in the NBA. That's what headlines and that's what Ibra has seen and what he calls "politics", not that he tweets to "vote democrat" during the election campaign or whatever. It's the same thing that some ex-F1 drivers say about Hamilton: "He should stick to racing and stop speaking about politics". Because apparently speaking about racial injustice for some (That are white men) is "speaking politics", and you shouldn't do so unless you're a Politic. How convenient to shut down anyone with a platform that can bring awareness to a topic you feel uncomfortable with... And I'm sure you're aware of it too, but you're just trying to find something to dismiss what LeBron is actually doing and avoid what Ibra is actually criticizing
2021-02-27 23:33
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No. Ibra does the exact same thing so it’s hypocritical of him to talk about it. He was all over the news talking about racism and stuff in Sweden. So i doubt he means that part of LeBron’s statements. However i still think athletes shouldn’t get involved like that. What if all preachers and all teachers started using their influence to push an agenda? Maybe it wouldn’t be ok no more if it was pointed the other way...
2021-02-27 23:37
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Dude, I'm not doing this. How many headlines has LeBron made for speaking about racial issues? How many for giving support to the democrat party. "Ibra surely speaking about the latter because the first one would be hypocrital of him". Like, c'mon... I have no issue with athletes, artists, filmmakers, teachers, medics or whoever has a plataform pushing "agendas" (lol) as long as it is trying to search for equality and fairness towards something. All LeBron is doing is asking to stop treating black people shitty because they're black. He could shot his mouth, enjoy his money and privilege (Like Jordan did). But he's decided to use his platform to try to bring a better future to others less fortunate. It's not only about "speaking about racial issues". He's also put his money where his mouth is by trying to help the misfortunate while Ibra keeps buying Ferrari's (And again I'm an Ibra fan).
2021-02-28 00:06
He promotes blatant conspiracy theories such as that US police kill black people because they're black and defends violent criminals such as Jacob Blake and Michael Brown who were justifiably shot by police.
2021-02-27 23:34
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Name checks out.
2021-02-27 23:52
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Yet I am right.
2021-02-28 00:10
I'd agree, but he has made political statements in the past as well...
2021-02-26 19:56
I dont evne know what lebron said, but I already agree if you want to be a politic maniac on twitter, you have a whole section of accounts that will spam politics 24 7 to you, you follow someone that play a sport or something, and then the motherfucker come acting all smart ass like he know his shit its annoying, doesnt matter who u are, u will not make ppls mind on twitter, stick to your business and shut da fuck up.
2021-02-26 19:56
First of all any sportsman is a human being, he's a citizen of a country, why the fuck can't he speak his mind out about politics and stuff that he's anxious about? Because he's a famous basketball player and has some kind of status in society? Why should he not talk about the problems he's worried about?
2021-02-26 20:04
i think i kinda agree
2021-02-26 20:08
A very stupid and authoritan take from Zlatan. Am disappoint.
2021-02-26 20:10
mega corps doing it - naaa that's bad, let's strike that shit with antitrust. "individuals" doing it - nothing to see here. can you even call a professional athlete an individual in the modern world? they are an individual in their private life but when it comes to publicity they are a brand and brands shouldn't have opinions. think about this: if a public personality expresses the "wrong" opinion it's justifiable for the company or the agent responsible for said personality to fire them for hurting the image of the company. that begs the question whether the "right" opinions said "individual" is expressing or promoting are even theirs or simply an extension of their employer's marketing campaign. i think a public personality should be able to express any kind of opinion in a passive way: being asked about their thoughts regarding a particular issue during an interview, mentioning it in autobiography or in a private conversation, but they shouldn't try to use their leverage as a celebrity to promote their world view or parrot whatever is currently trendy.
2021-02-26 20:13
Zlatan does too tho, wtf?
2021-02-26 21:06
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in your country, is he loved or hated?
2021-02-26 21:25
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50/50
2021-02-27 09:28
Zlatin is like Pelé = when he is silent, he is a poet
2021-02-26 21:26
zlatan ibrahimovic = the pride of bosnia
2021-02-26 21:29
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Bosnia and Herzegovina dc4
100% right.
2021-02-26 22:39
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lebron James, Muhammad Ali > Zlatan "never won UCl" Ibrahimovic
2021-02-26 23:34
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+1
2021-02-27 23:35
I don't want to die so I agree with Zlatan
2021-02-26 23:37
no everyone has the right to have speech freedom, and if lebron thinks something is wrong he's able to speak about it from his point of view. heavily disagree
2021-02-27 23:34
+ fuckin 1 for zlatan
2021-02-27 23:36
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