Michael Jordan says "I support LeBron James" after Trump insult

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LeBron James was interviewed by CNN's Don Lemon on Monday, and that interview re-aired Friday night, per CNN. It's always been something that brings people together.

In a tweet posted late Friday night, Trump criticized James for an interview he recently did with another prominent African American, CNN anchor Don Lemon.

Someone else commented: "Lebron's school will make a more powerful and positive impact in more people's than Trump could ever dream of".

He didn't say anything specific about Trump's tweet.

Jordan actually responded to the president's tweet in a statement to the Associated Press.

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Jordan has also sided with "rival" James and said through a spokesman: "I support LeBron James. I like Mike!" -the 45 president garnered over 39 thousand re-tweets as well as a response from his preferred player Michael Jordan; who told NBC News, "I support L.J., he's doing an fantastic job for his community".

Jordan expressed his support for James on Saturday.

In a possible dig at her husband she noted the "importance of responsible online behaviour".

Mr. Trump also appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest National Basketball Association player of all time, James or Jordan, by writing "I like Mike!"

His biography on the official NBA website reads, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time".

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Elsewhere, Mr. Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton backed Mr. James as a "great family man" and "incredible ballplayer".

First lady Melania Trump praised James the day after her husband had insulted him, the Guardian reported.

Trump may have had LeBron - Ohio's favorite son - on his mind as he was set to travel to The Buckeye State on Saturday - to hold a rally for state Sen.

She said Mrs Trump wanted "to have an open dialogue about issues facing children". In the interview, James reiterated his criticism of the president as racially insensitive.

In this July 30, 2018 file photo, LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

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