National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

National Basketball Association players come to defense of LeBron James

James added that, "sports has never been something that divides people. It's always been something that brings someone together", he said.

On Friday, Trump tweeted about James and Lemon, who has also been critical of him in the past.

Trump hit back in a tweet on Friday night in which he mocked James.

Attacking Mr Trump, James later tweeted: "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!" LeBron is originally from Akron and in the interview with Don, he talked about how important sports can be in a child's life and how he felt Donald was "using sports to kinda divide us". "He's doing an fantastic job for his community", said Jordan, according to CNN. "Sorry everybody", Bregman tweeted Saturday.

This is not the first time James has been thrust into the political limelight for speaking out against Trump.

The statement didn't criticize the president.

The attack was responding to an interview in which James had some mildly critical things to say about the thin-skinned USA president.

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Additionally, both Woods and Mickelson have agreed to be miked up for the event. "We are still working on it", Woods said. The online bookmaker has Woods, a 14-time major champion, at $1.67 ahead of five-time major victor Mickelson ($2.10).

Meanwhile, Jordan and first lady Melania Trump have also weighed in on the public conversation, and she's not here for her husband's pettiness.

Jordan issued a statement through his spokesperson to The Associated Press via text. The Hill notes that Trump has repeatedly targeted black athletes, as well as other prominent African-Americans like Maxine Waters, a point that didn't escape one well-known newscaster who railed against the president's latest tweet.

"Lemon ended the tweet with the hashtag "#BeBest", a reference to Melania's initiative focusing on children.

The First Lady released a statement through her spokeswoman giving James credit for the work he has done off the court.

Many also drew comparison between James' new school for at-risk children and the defunct Trump University, a for-profit educational institution, which was shut down following multiple lawsuits.

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

His insistence that he doesn't watch CNN is frequently contradicted by his complaints about the network. He has praised James in the past, repeatedly calling him a great player and a "great guy".

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