"I support LJ. He's doing an wonderful job for his community", Jordan said in a statement provided to The Washington Post by a spokesperson.
Trump resorted to childish name-calling in a Friday evening tweet in which he slammed the intelligence of both James and CNN anchor Don Lemon. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", Trump said.
But many are pretty sure it is National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan, who is endlessly compared to James.
This post is obviously a joke from Barnes, but there's probably some truth to it. James has been critical of Trump the past couple years and the president seems to attack anyone who doesn't heap mountains of praise on him.
Earlier this week, LeBron James spoke to CNN's Don Lemon about racism, America, and Trump. The First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham issued a statement saying, she'd be open to visiting his I Promise School adding that he's, "working to do good things".
In the wide-ranging one-on-one interview which was first aired on Monday with a repeat brodcast on Friday, Lemon asked James: "What would you say to the [US] president if he was sitting right here?"
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Instead, Bleacher Report shares that Jordan has also issued a statement in support of his fellow athlete. The president's remarks came following a CNN interview in which James revealed that he is supporting a school for underprivileged children.
"I support LJ", Jordan said in the statement. Donald first revoked his invitation to player Stephen Curry after he said he didn't want to go because of Donald.
Mr. Trump is traveling to OH on Saturday for a campaign rally.
Disagree with Donald Trump and join the long line of noble citizens on his Enemies List. a list on which it is an honor to be included. Trump's remarks included his belief that Michael Jordan was the superior player.
During the interview, James told Lemon his first interaction with the white community was on the basketball court, where divisions melted away.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic who ran against the businessman for the 2016 Republican nomination, entered the fray, tweeting, "Rather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids".