By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Many NBA stars took the side of LeBron James after the tweet of US president Donald Trump against the newest Laker and even Michael Jordan defends the current “King” of the NBA.
Trump took aim at James in a tweet on Friday night, days after an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon aired in which the Los Angeles Lakers star said he felt that Trump was “using sports to kinda divide us.”
“Sports has never been something that divides people,” James told Lemon. “It’s always been something that brings someone together.”
Trump’s answer was the following tweet: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
The last three words were an obvious innuendo for the constant debate about LeBron James catching up or not with Michael Jordan’s legacy. Maybe that’s why Michael Jordan himself issued a statement to NBC News on Saturday backing LeBron.
“I support LJ,” Jordan said in the statement. “He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
After Jordan’s statement, many prominent personalities also defended LeBron James. Hillary Clinton was among them and also the Lakers issued a pro-James press release.
The LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron Public Schools on Monday opened a new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown.
The I Promise School is the culmination of nearly a decade of work by James’ foundation, with its focus on educating children from challenging situations or backgrounds. The school will begin with two grades, third and fourth, with plans to expand in the coming years.