Candace Owens recently took some unprovoked shots at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and compared him to the late Kobe Bryant in the process.
The Conservative author took some shots at James’ intellectual ability even though she acknowledged that he has never taken a shot at her.
“LeBron never came after me,” Owens said. “I actually usually go after LeBron because I think it’s important for him with the platform that he has — and I think that, to be clear, LeBron is a well-meaning person. I don’t think LeBron means to do bad. I just don’t think he’s that smart. I really do. I think LeBron James is low IQ.”
Owens doubled down on her comments when asked why she thinks that way of James, event hough she complimented him for being an exceptional athlete.
“I’ve heard him speak about issues, and he just is so wrong, but I think he carries with him an arrogance which isn’t hard when you’re being called a king,” Owens said. “Right? And he is an incredible talent. There is no doubt about that. He’s an incredible talent. It’s very hard to level yourself and to say, ‘Okay, I can be really talented but also not be educated on something.’ Right? And if you are not educated about something, you shouldn’t speak on it. I try to do very good about that. If I don’t know something, I try to listen.”
She went as far as implying that the Lakers superstar is a liar.
“I would rather him be quiet than tell his people that follow him a lie,” Owens said.
“He needs to do the work of actually becoming educated about these issues, and it’s not hard,” Owens said. “It really isn’t hard to actually look up data and to look up the facts.”
Owens then went on to say that James is “not a Kobe” and that she believes Bryant was “extremely educated.”
James will likely not fire back as he has more pressing issues with the Lakers fighting to just make the playoffs as they continue to struggle on the court.