“Hate the America Envisioned By Our Founders”: Lakers Icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts Potential Presidential Candidate Over ‘Attacks’

Published 01/24/2023, 9:34 AM EST
Retired basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (L) stands by at a news conference outside City Hall, after National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver made an announcement regarding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in Los Angeles, California, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT POLITICS) – RTR3N57Q

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been one of the most vocal athletes ever in the world. Over the course of his career and after his retirement, Abdul-Jabbar has always stood up against social injustice. He has always used his massive platform to talk about racism and other issues around the country and the world. At 75, that has still not changed as he continues to use his platform to reach the masses about problems that still persist. The Los Angeles Lakers legend recently slammed a potential Presidential candidate.

Abdul-Jabbar is not someone who would shy away from criticizing a politician. Over the years, he has made some scathing remarks on multiple politicians and even Presidents.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slams Ron DeSantis

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently commented on the Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis who is a potential Presidential candidate. The six-time champion claimed DeSantis has increased his “attack” on all marginalized people. Abdul-Jabbar wrote on his KareemSubstack, “As he gets closer to announcing his candidacy for the presidency, Ron DeSantis has been amping up his attacks on all marginalized people in order to appeal to voters who don’t like marginalized people.”

He continued, “He spends millions of dollars of Florida’s money getting publicity, and rallies a coalition of irrational, racist misogynists who seem to hate the America envisioned by our Founders.”

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The six-time MVP was giving his take on the whole situation about DeSantis suspending Florida state attorney Andrew Warren for his position on abortion.

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Andrew Warren’s appeal

Andrew Warren then appealed the suspension by claiming the governor abused his authority. Recently, the judge ruled Ron DeSantis was wrong for suspending the attorney.

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However, the judge stated that the suspension could not be overturned by a federal court. Talking about this, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stated DeSantis is breaking the law for his own gain.

What do you think about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s comments about Ron DeSantis? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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Bagavathi Eswaran

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Bagavathi Eswaran is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been playing the game of basketball for more than 20 years now and has also been following the NBA for more than 10 years. After not being able to go pro, this former college player decided to join the IT industry.

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