Matt Barnes supports LeBron James, goes in on Donald Trump

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Matt Barnes supports LeBron James, goes in on Donald Trump

The President, who hates CNN because of its coverage of him, tweeted in response on Friday, "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".

But in yet another blow for the President, Jordan came out in support of James, saying he's "doing unbelievable work for his community".

On Monday, James spoke at lengths about the President, race and politics in a wide-ranging interview which aired just hours after opening his new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

During the interview with Lemon, James talked about how sports can bring people together and mentioned he felt that Trump was using sports "to kinda divide us".

Donald Trump has taunted National Basketball Association player LeBron James over his intelligence, claiming it "isn't easy" to make him "look smart".

The "I like Mike" conclusion to the tweet was in reference to the debate over whether Michael Jordan or James should be considered the NBA's all-time greatest.

Lemon responded on Saturday morning and he wasn't afraid to throw some serious shade. He called the president a "bum" previous year, after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry from visiting the White House, though it's not clear that an invitation was ever formally extended to Curry and his Golden State Warrior teammates.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Aug. 4 2018 in Lewis Center Ohio

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards responded to Mr. Trump's tweet with "Tired of you!"

James has said that Trump "doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this attractive country". It said: "I support LeBron James". "Who's the real dummy?", the CNN anchor tweeted Saturday.

James was being interviewed about a school he recently opened in OH for underprivileged children.

Mr. Trump is traveling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally. A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kinds in cages?

This is not the first time James and the president have been at odds. Trump's remarks included his belief that Michael Jordan was the superior player.

This is not the first time that Melania Trump has publicly broken from her husband on his more controversial issues.

"Going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!" The idea struck particularly hurtful for James, who explained sports was a means for him to learn about others.

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