- The Washington Times - Monday, August 6, 2018

Michael Jordan said he supports LeBron James after the fellow basketball legend was attacked by President Trump in a tweet late Friday.

“I support LeBron James,” Mr. Jordan told The Associated Press through his spokesperson. “He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”

The statement comes after Mr. Trump mocked Mr. James on Twitter following a re-airing of his interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon, in which he accused the president of dividing the country.

“What I’ve noticed over the past few months,” Mr. James said. “[Is] he’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”

Mr. Trump responded by taking a shot at Mr. James’ and Mr. Lemon’s intelligence while seemingly choosing Mr. Jordan in the ongoing debate about whether Mr. James or Mr. Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Mr. Lemon fired back Saturday morning, using first lady Melania Trump’s anti-bullying campaign hashtag #BeBest.

While Mr. James has not yet responded to Mr. Trump’s insult, other NBA players came out in support of him, including Stephen Curry, Bradley Beal and Donovan Mitchell, CBS News reported.

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