Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James to Zlatan Ibrahimovic: No way I'll ever 'stick to sports'

Hislop: Lebron James is a far better man than basketball player (2:32)

Shaka Hislop doesn't understand Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stance on athletes' involvement on social issues. (2:32)

LeBron James on Friday dismissed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his social activism and said the AC Milan star's comments were hypocritical.

Ibrahimovic, whose time playing for his former team, the LA Galaxy, coincided with James' first season with the Lakers, criticized James on Thursday in an interview with UEFA for Discovery+ in Sweden, saying it was a "mistake" and "doesn't look good" when James and other "famous" people get involved in politics.

"He was the same guy who said when he was back in Sweden ... because his last name wasn't a certain last name, that he felt there was some racism going on when he was out on the pitch," James said. "I speak from a very educated mind, so I'm kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework."

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