Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack


James is an executive producer on the series through his SpringHill Entertainment in collaboration with Showtime Sports Documentary Films.

Back in February, LeBron James gave an interview to ESPN's Cari Champion in which he discussed race, politics, being a public figure and his personal criticisms of President Trump.

Navarro was responding to Trump's tweet in which he called CNN host Don Lemon "the dumbest man on television" and insinuated that National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James is unintelligent.

James found himself drawn into politics last week when President Donald Trump unleashed an attack on him via Twitter after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which James deemed Trump divisive.

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However, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump applauded James's funding for a school at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, in a statement in which she said, "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation. I like Mike", the President wrote on August 4.

Lemon concluded by lamenting that Trump's conduct and attacks on James reflect a dark underbelly of American society where racial minorities get antagonized by their fellow citizens while the president seems to encourage such behavior.

"Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids", Ingraham said at the time on her show. I would daresay more than we've ever seen come close from the president in this area, in this space.

"Unlike this president who lashes out wildly at anyone who criticizes him, LeBron James - in addition to being a brilliant black man, a superstar in his sport, and a hero to his community - is taking the road, which is exactly where he belongs", Lemon said Monday. "And I was like, 'Oh wow, this is all because of sports, '" James said.