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Fox News host Laura Ingraham defended Drew Brees after the New Orleans Saints quarterback spoke out against Black and white NFL players kneeling in solidarity during the national anthem.

In 2018, Ingraham, who hosts "The Ingraham Angle" famously told NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant to "shut up and dribble" after they criticized President Donald Trump.

"It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball," Ingraham said in 2018. "Oh and, LeBron and Kevin, you're great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself or as someone once said, shut up and dribble."

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But rather than tell Brees to shut up and throw the football, Ingraham came to his defense this week, saying he had the right to express his opinions.

"Well, he's allowed to have his view of what kneeling and the flag means to him," Ingraham said. She added, "By the way, on the streets of New Orleans, they're shouting '(expletive) Drew Brees.' That's what this moment has done to the beautiful team spirit of the New Orleans Saints."

James took to Twitter.com on Thursday to call out Ingraham for her double standard.

"If you still haven't figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we're acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here????" he tweeted alongside a retweet by @ComplexSports.

The 41-year-old quarterback apologized for a second time on Thursday for his racially insensitive comments. He also addressed his comments with teammates in a team meeting.
 

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I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character. This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening...and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.

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Drake is self-isolating in his spacious Toronto mansion after partying with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant before Durant tested positive for the coronavirus.

Drake and Durant partied with their boys at West Hollywood celebrity hotspot Nice Guy Lounge on March 11.

The Nets were in town to play the Los Angeles Lakers. Durant, who has a torn Achilles tendon, watched the game from the bench.

After the game, Drake posted a photo of his night out with the 6 ft 10 inch forward.

Drake flew home to Toronto before Durant announced he tested positive for the virus.

The 33-year-old "Hotline Bling" rapper posted a video from his home basketball court. He captioned the video, "My life for the next however long."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose wife tested positive, shut down the country's borders with the United States.

A total of four Nets players tested positive for the virus. Covid-19 causes no symptoms or mild symptoms in healthy people under age 50.

The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population, particularly those with weak immunity, chronic illnesses such as AIDS, COPD and other respiratory-related problems.

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Kevin Durant confirmed he is one of four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for the Coronavirus.

Durant, 31, told The Athletic he feels "fine" with no symptoms. "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this," Durant said.

The Brooklyn Nets announced that four players had confirmed cases of the virus and three were asymptomatic (no symptoms). All four players are in isolation and under the care of team doctors.

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Durant and his three teammates are the latest professional athletes to contract the virus. Utah Jazz teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, along with the Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood, also tested positive last week.

As more celebrities and athletes contract the virus, it becomes more evident that the virus causes no symptoms or mild symptoms in most healthy adults. The NBA canceled its season after Gobert tested positive.

The overreaction and hysteria over the virus has threatened the economy and lead to nationwide shortages of food, water and toilet paper.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, refrigerator handles, etc.

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British chanteuse Rita Ora was spotted outside Global Radio Studios in London, England where she promoted her new single "How To Be Lonely" set to drop on Friday. Aren't you excited to hear new music from the pop star?
 

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Rapper Drake and Brooklyn Nets Player Kevin Durant enjoyed an evening out at The Nice Guy Lounge in West Hollywood. The two pals were seen chatting while leaving the venue.
 

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Actor Jon Voight (Angelina Jolie's daddy) dined with conservative activist Candace Owens at Madeo Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.
 

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Men In Black star Tessa Thompson, who is currently dating male-identified lesbian Lena Waithe, was all smiles as she tried to duck the paparazzi while stepping out in all black for a fresh drink at Alfred in West Hollywood.
 

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Model/actor Djimon Hounsou is seen arriving at AOL Build for press interviews on Tuesday. The 55-year-old Benin native shares 10-year-old son Kenzo Lee Hounsou with ex-partner, socialite Kimora Lee Simmons, 44.

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