Following Trump insult, basketball legend Michael Jordan supports Lakers icon LeBron James

Following Trump insult, basketball legend Michael Jordan supports Lakers icon LeBron James

Following Trump insult, basketball legend Michael Jordan supports Lakers icon LeBron James

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize newly signed Laker LeBron James and the man who interviewed him on CNN, Don Lemon. "He's doing an awesome job for his community", the Chicago Bulls legend said.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump Saturday said it appears James is "working to do good things" and that she would be willing to visit the new school he opened in Ohio.

That criticism drew the ire of the President, who was critical of James and Lemon in a tweet sent out late Friday evening.

Other players from around the league, including Golden State's Stephen Curry, Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Utah's Donovan Mitchell, came to James' defense on social media after Trump's tweet. The president finished his tweet by adding, "I like Mike", in an apparent reference to former National Basketball Association great, Michael Jordan. Grisham adds that the first lady "would be open" to visiting James' school.

This is not the first time James and the president have been at odds.

Earlier this week, James told CNN during an interview with Don Lemon that sport had offered him the opportunity to meet people of different backgrounds and race. His biography on the official NBA website reads, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time".

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Since Mrs. Trump's initial comments about James, which she delivered through her spokesperson, a senior White House official has insisted that the First Lady was in no way picking sides by praising James for his charity work.

Many tweeters suggested that Trump may have held out from criticising James until he moved away from OH, which is a crucial swing state for the President.

Jordan actually responded to the president's tweet in a statement to the Associated Press. "He's dividing us. I can't sit back and say nothing".

James explained why he called Trump a "bum" on his Twitter account.

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

On July 25, Grisham replied to a report from The New York Times about the president's apparent anger that the first lady's TV aboard Air Force One was set to CNN, which Trump publicly attacks as "fake news". In 2013, he congratulated James on winning Athlete of the Year at the ESPYs and "a great guy".

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