White Sox Announcer Wishes LeBron Would Shut Up About Politics & Entertain Him
The 2018 season will go down as the final one for Ken “Hawk” Harrelson in the Chicago White Sox broadcast booth, but he’s certainly not going out quietly.
The 76-year-old Harrelson was just honored the past Sunday, but it’s what came out of his mouth that got all the attention on that day. In the bottom of the first inning, Harrelson decided to speak on LeBron James and how he doesn’t watch him play any longer because he doesn’t keep quiet about politics.
This admission is likely due to the Lakers superstar’s new HBO show, ‘The Shop,’ that touched on a bunch of topics, or maybe his upcoming Shut Up And Dribble Showtime series.
“Well, I used to watch LeBron but no more. I wish these guys would keep their nose out of politics and just play because people didn’t come to hear their opinions on politicians.”
Harrelson is the last person that should be saying anything about someone sticking to sports, because he has a sketchy past of saying some racist and derogatory things.
“During a game last season, while his broadcast partner Steve Stone made a comment saying that too much information can be a burden for ballplayers, Harrelson claimed it was true “especially [of] Latin players.”
Four seasons earlier, Harrelson claimed that Indians pitcher Chen-Chang Lee uses”Typical Asian motion. Deception involved.” while pitching.
Later that season, Harrelson said during a game “Next thing you know we’ll have catchers wearing skirts out there,” when he was complaining about a rule that was designed to prevent catchers from getting injured while in a helpless position.”
You can watch the video of Harrelson speaking on Lebron here.