National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

  • National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

After James was interviewed on CNN about the school he recently opened on Friday, Trump took to Twitter to insult both James and CNN's Don Lemon, asserting that it is very hard to make "Lebron look smart", going on to then refer to Lemon as "the dumbest man on television". "What I've noticed over the last few months is that he's kind of used sports to kind of divide us". "He's doing an wonderful job for his community".

James, who signed recently for the Los Angeles Lakers, was being interviewed about a school he recently opened for underpriviledged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, among other topics.

Add First Lady Melania Trump to the list of people showing support for LeBron James after President Donald Trump questioned the four-time MVP's intelligence in a tweet.

First his daughter Ivanka Trump labelled his immigration policy a "low point" for his administration and now his wife, Melania Trump has backed basketballer LeBron James after a nasty tweet from the US President. LeBron James is a beloved athlete using his wealth and resources to make the world a better place, aka everything that Trump stands against.

Saturday morning, James tweeted pictures of students from his school.

The president ended his tweet by saying "I like Mike!" - seeming to side with Michael Jordan in the debate over whether he or James is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time.

Melania Trump isn't on her husband's side in his personal battle with LeBron James.

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

James has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past, and though Trump has sung James' praises many times, he took a completely different tone Friday. In the interview, James reiterated his criticism of the president as racially insensitive.

"I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Trump thinks African-Americans are dumb", Tweeted political writer Max Boot.

When Lemon asked: "What would you say to the President if he was sitting right here?"

"He's trying to divide our sport, but at the end of the day, sport is the reason why we all come together", James said.

CNN anchor Lemon also chimed into the Twitter debate, saying: "Who's the real dummy?"

He was responding to remarks by then-Cavs star James and Curry, who both said they would not attend a White House reception.