But Lemon and James, the three-time National Basketball Association champion and four-time league MVP, also touched on a few other subjects that led to Pres. Donald Trump, who must have been watching CNN Friday night and the Lemon-James interview specifically, tweeting out decidedly un-presidential attack on Lemon and James' intelligence.
"What I've noticed over the past few months (is) he's (Trump) kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to", James told Lemon. "He is doing an unbelievable job for his community". "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon", Trump said.
"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation", said Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. "I like Mike!" CNN notes the final sentence was likely a reference to Michael Jordan.
James tweeted Saturday about the I Promise school, saying "Love you guys".
"Both Amadou [Gallo Fall, NBA managing director for Africa] and I have spoken directly to LeBron James, and he has stated that he would very much like to come to Africa and be part of the game".
And if Trump was trying to drive a wedge between James and Jordan, he failed.
James has always been critical of Trump. Not one word or follow-up that takes issue with anything either man has actually said. Donald first revoked his invitation to player Stephen Curry after he said he didn't want to go because of Donald. "Sports has never been something that divides people", LeBron, who recently signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, explained in the interview. James tweeted at the time.
As outrage over Mr Trump's comments grew, James sent out a tweet of his own, but not one directly aimed at Trump. James was being interviewed about a school he recently opened in OH for underprivileged children.
Allison Farrand via Getty Images LeBron James speaks to the media during the grand opening of the I Promise School.
"There's a lot of insults the president could have hurled at LeBron and Don Lemon, but it says something that the president openly questioned their intelligence". His biography on the official NBA website reads, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time".