Shut Up And Dribble

By Ikenga Chronicles September 2, 2018

Shut Up And Dribble

–Sola Sorinolu

Lebron James, the superstar former Cleveland Cavalier’s basketball player was told to “shut up and dribble” by a Fox Channel host, Laura Ingraham. This was in response to a comment Lebron made concerning President Trump. She was implying that Lebron should concern himself only with his sport and not speak on social or political issues.

You see, what people like Laura Ingraham do not understand is that God gives influence for a purpose. Superstardom, celebrity status or being wealthy is not just to accumulate followers on facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. It is that the ‘star’ may use his or her influence to speak against social injustice, ethnic/racial inequality. It is to become a voice to the voiceless and a human platform through which causes like poverty, illiteracy, female genital mutilation, child marriage, etc, are fought.

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So James responded to Laura Ingraham saying, “…will definitely not shut up and dribble. I would definitely not do that…I get to sit up here and talk about what’s really important and how I can help change kids not only in America but in Brazil, in England, in Mexico, and all over.”

Yes! That’s how to use celebrity power to engender a better society.

God elevates a man in other that through his influence, positive social changes can be effected!

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  • Sola Sorinolu is a Christian educator, writer and speaker who believes strongly in the pragmatic solutions the Scripture proffers to life, family, business and career challenges. He is passionate about the extension of Christ’s influence on earth and in hearts. He can be reached through sorinolusola@gmail.com
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