National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

"For someone to try to divide us by using our platform of sport?" he said.

Trump didn't take well to the reference in the CNN interview, and decided in turn to insult LeBron's intelligence.

It's unclear whether James intended his Saturday tweet to be a response to Trump.

The president tweeted about LeBron being interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon.

Last year, Trump also withdrew an invitation to the National Basketball Association champions Warriors after Curry and several teammates indicated misgivings about attending a White House event.

Earlier this week, James celebrated the opening of the new I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Lemon responded to Trump's tweet this morning with a nod to First Lady Melania Trump's campaign against bullying. Sports has never been something that divides people.

James appeared on CNN Monday in an interview with Don Lemon which was re-aired Friday night. He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college.

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on August 3 to totally diss LeBron James in a tweet that slammed his interview with Don Lemon and implied that he wasn't smart.

The US leader has criticized players who "take a knee" during the playing of the anthem, calling for them to be banned or fired.

James has also spoken about the tradition of athletes visiting the White House after a championship win, saying: "Going to the White House was a great honour until you showed up".

"So let me get this straight: Flint, MI has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?"

As of late Friday night, James had not responded to the president's tweet.

"No matter how successful you could become, no matter who you are, when you are an African-American kid, you're always going to be going against obstacles", James said, urging black children to use their racial struggles to motivate them positively. By the way, all-around he's better than Michael Jordan. "I believe there's someone else out there".

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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