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Two retired NBA powerhouses recently used their times in the spotlightCharles Barkley hosting "Saturday Night Live" and Kobe Bryant receiving an Oscarto respond to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who had told another powerhouse, LeBron James, to "shut up and dribble" when he spoke out against Donald Trump.

Through scratchy black-and-white film, underscored by steady pounding, Barkley says, "Just because I dunk a basketball, doesn't mean I should raise your kids." The sheer conceit of what he said, coming as it did from a Nike spokesman paid to be a role model, caused an uproar.

Ever clever, the agency responded with a spot in which psychologist Joyce Brothers told Barkley that as a public figure he had to take some responsibility for his words.

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