LThe drums of war had ceased to beat on the horizon of the relationship between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James. Two stars confronted by the political commitment of the Lakers player and that led to an intense crossover of statements between both sports stars.
However, the passage of time seemed to have forgotten the dialectical duel … until the Swedish striker from Milan has unearthed the hatchet.
It all started last March when Ibra sent a message to the four-time NBA MVP for his political and racial involvement: “Racism and politics are different things. Athletes unite the world, politics divides it. Everyone is welcome in our environment, no matter where you come from and we do everything to bring people together. “
LeBron was quick to reply (“It’s funny that he says that because it is the same person who years ago, in Sweden, denounced racism in the countryside by his last name”) and with him many of his teammates in the NBA in a blow that seemed to have no response from the Swedish striker.
But Ibrahimovic has not forgotten his particular battle against LeBron and in one in an interview with France Football He reignited the polemic: “I said we are not politicians. Politics divides people. Football, in my world, brings people together. Big difference. Politicians divide. If I wanted to be a politician, I would be a politician. We should only do what we are good at. Sports and politics are two different categories. If you are smart, you will understand. ”