NBA Players Back LeBron In Controversy Over Trump Tweet On Intelligence

NBA Players Back LeBron In Controversy Over Trump Tweet On Intelligence

Donald Trump took to Twitter last night to hurl insults at LeBron James following an interview the basketball star did with CNN's Don Lemon earlier this week.

Trump was unswayed by James' charity, saying it was hard to make "LeBron look smart". It may be a reference to Michael Jordan, the NBA Hall-of-Famer whose legacy James is endlessly compared with. In this interview with Lemon, James said that, "I believe our president is trying to divide us ... what I've noticed over the last few months is that he's kind of used sport to kind of divide us".

"Sports has never been something that divides people", James told CNN's Don Lemon. "It's always been something that brings someone together".

This is presumably in retaliation to James' comments in a CNN interview with Don Lemon, during which he stated he would not sit across from Trump, but would sit across from former president Barack Obama.

Barnes was on the "Lunchtime with Roggin and Rodney" show on "AM 570 LA Sports" show Friday and talked about that play - and how it made him a Laker the next season.

During the interview, the two discussed the recent opening of James' non-charter, public school for at-risk youth in Akron, Ohio, called the "I Promise" school.

Lemon responded to Trump's tweet this morning with a nod to First Lady Melania Trump's campaign against bullying. And of course Trump is jealous of LeBron. He has continued to attack the players, who are protesting racial inequality and police brutality, tweeting in July that the "NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again".

James had just opened a school for underprivileged children in Ohio.

President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James.

James tweeted at the time. Torrey Smith, a former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver who was among the first of that team's players to say they would not visit the White House after winning the Super Bowl this year, suggested race played a role in Trump's criticism.

There aren't many people in the world who Donald Trump hasn't slagged off, let's face it.

"Who's the real dummy?"

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