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Robert De Niro presented the case for activism by actors and athletes

(CNN)Robert De Niro and LeBron James might seem like an unlikely team, but both have offered clear messages about celebrities speaking out about politics: Just because I'm famous doesn't mean I'm not entitled to an opinion.The actor made that case Sunday as he picked up the Screen Actors Guild's life-achievement award, and the NBA superstar detailed the history of athletes' activism in a three-part documentary, "Shut Up and Dribble." The Showtime project served as a direct rejoinder to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who had used that exact phrase to admonish him for criticizing President Trump.De Niro's comments enlivened an otherwise pretty moribund SAG ceremony, which -- after a number of political speeches at the Golden Globes -- focused ...