Didn’t want a trip to the Lakers, Zlatan? Ibrahimovic sits on court to watch the Nets vs Bucks in New York as he chooses to watch Kevin Durant instead of LeBron James – who he got into a fight with last year
Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat on the right-hand side for the Brooklyn Nets during the 118-100 win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
It was a gripping game at New York’s Barclays Center, with the Nets recording an impressive victory. After the game, Nets guard Kyrie Irving greeted Ibrahimovic and the pair had a quick catch up on the field.
The AC Milan striker is currently enjoying the team’s winter break after the World Cup, but some fans may find it interesting that he chooses to play the Nets game instead of the Los Angeles Lakers, who played later in the evening.
Ibrahimovic used to play in California for Los Angeles Galaxy, but in early 2021, when social injustice was a hot button issue in the United States, Ibrahimovic clashed with LeBron James after the star striker said he didn’t believe athletes like James would be heavily involved should be on social issues. .
Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat on the right side during the Brooklyn Nets game against Milwaukee
LeBron James, who once had a war of words with Ibrahimovic last year in early 2021
James said, “I know what’s still going on because I have a group of over 300 kids at my school going through the same thing, and they need a voice, and I’m their voice. I will use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that is going on in this country and around the world.
“There’s no way I’d ever stick to sports alone because I understand how powerful this platform and my voice is.”
In addition to his Friday night comments, James’s most recent Saturday morning Instagram story is a video saying, “When you’re all gone, learn that… I’m more than an athlete.”
James also funds the I promise school in his native Akron, Ohio, targeting at-risk children and families of students to ensure a stable learning experience at home.
James has previously spoken out in support of a number of social causes, including the ‘More than a Vote’ campaign during the 2020 US election
James’s most recent Instagram story says, “When you’re all gone, learn I’m more than an athlete”
James has contributed to a number of charitable causes and funds the I Promise School in his native Ohio
Lakers point guard Dennis Schorder also supported Lebron calling out Ibrahimovic when he also said, “Any athlete can use our platform and try to make a change in this world,” Schroder said. “Zlatan, he’s a little different. Unique player, unique character.’
James also pointed out at the time that Ibrahimovic once used his own platform to speak out when addressing similar issues in Europe.
“He’s the guy who said in Sweden he was talking about the same things because his last name wasn’t a (traditional Swedish) last name, he felt like there was some racism going on when he was on the pitch,” James said.
“I speak from a very developed mind. I’m actually the wrong person to go to because I’m doing my homework.’
Indeed, said Ibrahimovic Channel plus that ‘undercover racism’ caused the Swedish media and the public to treat him with less respect and deference: ‘This exists, I’m 100 percent sure, because I’m not Andersson or Svensson. If that were me, believe me, they’d defend me, even if I robbed a bank.’
The pair overlapped in Los Angeles for 16 months when Ibrahimovic played for LA Galaxy
In an interview (left), Ibrahimovic said of James: ‘I don’t like when people of “status” talk about politics’, but he has previously spoken out against racism in his native Sweden (right)
The two stars once walked the streets of the same city when Ibrahimovic played for the LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic has a history of clashing with others such as former Utd team-mate Romelu Lukaku, Joey Barton, Nedum Onuoha and Marcos Rojo in a long history of feuding.
The controversial star also once took a jab at respected coach Pep Guardiola by calling him ‘immature’