"He's doing an unbelievable job for his community", the Chicago Bulls legend said.
President Donald Trump criticized LeBron James on Friday, questioning the National Basketball Association star's intelligence after James told CNN anchor Don Lemon that he thought the president was trying to divide the country.
The interview also covered an announcement by LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron (Ohio) Public Schools about a new elementary school for at-risk children, ESPN reported.
In an angry response, the U.S. president tweeted: "Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".
"Just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today", she said.
One person wrote: "LeBron James has done more good for this country in the last week as a basketball player than Trump has in a year and a half as President of the United States".
Following the airing of the interview, the President insulted James and interviewer Don Lemon in a series of tweets.
"Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon".
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Donald Trump picked an odd time to weigh in on the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate.
Since Mrs. Trump's initial comments about James, which she delivered through her spokesperson, a senior White House official has insisted that the First Lady was in no way picking sides by praising James for his charity work.
CNN noted that Trump's pattern of attacking well-known African-Americans as having "low IQs" echoes the white nationalist view that blacks are genetically less intelligent than white folks. Laker fans who spoke with Eyewitness News also felt the same way, often mentioning the school James opened and how he's impacted those kids' lives.
This is not the first time James and the president have been at odds.
More recently, Grisham responded to CNN on the first lady's behalf when a news story suggested the President was upset that the first lady was watching a cable news channel aboard Air Force One that he did not like. James carefully dodged the question, but when asked what he would say if someone told him, "If you don't run, Trump's going to win", James responded with, "Well, in that case, I may [run]", James said.