NBA stars, celebrities weigh in on President Trump insulting LeBron James


In the CNN interview, James focused on the I Promise School, which he founded in association with the Akron Public School system to help at-risk children in his hometown. Sports smarts count. Off the court, James has started several businesses - a sports agency, a Hollywood production outfit - and become a meaningful philanthropist. He also weighed in on the LeBron James vs.

Other journalists and athletes also came to Lemon and James' defense.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan threw his support behind LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump wrote a tweet bashing the Los Angeles Lakers icon.

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A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said in a statement Saturday afternoon that it appears that James is "working to do good things on behalf of our next generation" and that the first lady would be open to visiting his new school. Of course, the president also got a final dig in at James, saying "I like Mike", a reference to all-time great Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan.

There he goes again, Trump weaponizing sports to divide the country that he leads. "I don't want to put undue pressure on him, but I'm sure that at some point he will make the trip". In 2013, Trump tweeted that he thought James was a "great player and a great guy", and sent another congratulating the National Basketball Association star on winning at the ESPYS. Jordan's now his guy. And of course Trump is jealous of LeBron. Mr. President, leave the GOAT talk alone.

As outrage over Mr Trump's comments grew, James sent out a tweet of his own, but not one directly aimed at Trump.

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"What I've noticed over the past few months [is] he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to", James said during the interview. "It's always been something that brings someone together".

James described Trump as a "bum" following the furor.

American football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe tweeted: "It should be beneath the dignity of a sitting U.S. president to take racist shots at Don Lemon and LeBron James". Attack one man, teammate or opponent, and the other will have his back. The President ended his tweet with the seemingly unrelated exclamation of "I like Mike!"

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So, to review: Trump was hate-watching CNN , dismissed James' (and Lemon's) intellect, and then went Team Jordan in the LeBron vs. He also called him a "so-called president" in the wake of the Charlottesville violence.

And so, a miffed Trump fired back. I hope he saw Trump's tweet, shook his head, laughed a little, and kept doing the good things he's doing.