Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

Michael Jordan supports LeBron James after Donald Trump tweet

Mr. Trump tweeted late Friday after apparently watching an interview James did with CNN anchor Don Lemon that Lemon was "the dumbest man on television" but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do".

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a vocal Trump supporter, called James and fellow basketball star Kevin Durant ignorant and suggested they "shut up and dribble".

"I support LJ", Jordan, now the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement released through his publicist.

Trump traveled to a high school north of Columbus for a political rally Saturday night.

During a speech in Alabama in September previous year, Trump said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, "Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. Out!" "We hope you both saw the incredible work of @KingJames". A month later, during another instance of salacious headlines, she opted to go solo prior to departing for a trip with her husband.

Mr Trump is traveling to OH on Saturday (local time) for a campaign rally.

The interview took place after the LeBron James Family Foundation along with the Akron Ohio Public Schools launched a brand new school for kids at-risk.

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman says he thinks James is role model and that he was embarrassed by the president's tweet. He added the hashtag #BeBest, a reference to an initiative by the first lady, Melania Trump, that aims to help children. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?

The statement doesn't criticize the president.

LeBron James has just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron.

LeBron's on-court rivals Golden State Warriors are in the same camp with him as they have not been to the White House during their back-to-back championship wins in 2017 and 2018. But even some Trump allies chided the remark. "I was like, wow, this is all because of sports".

James, who joined the Lakers as a free agent from Cleveland this offseason in a blockbuster move, has never appeared in the African exhibition game, but according to Silver, King James would be open to it if his schedule allowed.

"He is", James said. In a 2013 tweet, Trump wrote, "Lebron is a great player and a great guy!" I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them, and they got an opportunity to learn about me, and we became very good friends.

Trump hasn't always had a negative opinion of James.

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