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Candace Owens Fires A Shot At LeBron James' Intelligence: "I Think LeBron Is A Well-Meaning Person... But I Just Don't Think He's That Smart. I Think LeBron Is Low IQ."

Candace Owens Fires A Shot At LeBron James' Intelligence: "I Think LeBron Is A Well-Meaning Person... But I Just Don't Think He's That Smart. I Think LeBron Is Low IQ."

LeBron James is one of the biggest names as a celebrity all across the world thanks to his incredible abilities on the basketball court. But that's not all LeBron is famous for, it's what he does with his platform that garners a lot of attention from people that wouldn't otherwise be too interested in sports. Bron is tireless in his attempts to help speak out against injustice and isn't afraid to criticize people if necessary on issues of social justice and marginalization of minorities. 

While this has gained him a lot of respect from several people, it has led to numerous people also criticizing James for his takes. Political conservatives often tend to disagree with the King and former President of the United States, Donald Trump, famously also had his issues with LeBron. Candance Owens, a political commentator and author has become the latest to take a shot at James (via Lakers Daily). 

“I usually go after LeBron because it’s important for him with the platform that he has. Just to be clear, I think LeBron is a well-meaning person, and I don’t think LeBron means to do bad, but I just don’t think he is that smart, I really do. I think LeBron is low IQ.”

“I heard him speak about issues, and he is just so wrong. He carries an arrogance with him that is hard when you are being called the king, and he is an incredible talent; there is no doubt about that. If you are not educated about something, you shouldn’t speak about it. I would rather for him to be quiet than telling his people a lie. 

"He needs to do the work of actually becoming educated about these issues, and it’s not hard. It really isn’t hard to look up data and to look up the facts. With the man of his kind of money, he doesn’t even have to look up data because someone can send him a list of bullet points, hey this is what is going on in American society.”

This is quite an insulting thing to say about someone, especially considering that LeBron James is a very successful businessman to go along with his exploits on the court. Politics is always something that leads to major disagreements though, so it's no surprise to see a take like this either. In any case, LeBron James' name is an excellent way to get people's attention, so he will likely continue to be at the receiving end of jabs like these for the foreseeable future.