‘I like Mike’: Donald Trump insults NBA star LeBron James over his intelligence

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Donald Trump tweeted after the NBA star accused him of being divisive. * Getty

(BBC) – US President Donald Trump has taunted US basketball player Lebron James and suggested that he prefers Michael Jordan.

It came after the LA Lakers star accused Mr Trump of being divisive in a CNN interview.

The president responded on Twitter by saying: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon.

“He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.”

The president implied that he preferred basketball star Michael Jordan, perhaps a reference to the debate over whether Jordan or James were the better player.

In his interview with Don Lemon, James said that sport had offered him the opportunity to meet people of different backgrounds and race, adding: “Sports has never been something that divides people. It’s always been something that brings someone together.

“He [Mr Trump] is dividing us and what I noticed over the last few months that he’s kinda used sport to divide us and that’s something I can’t relate to, because I know that sport was the first time I was ever around someone white.”

Mr Trump has taken a harsh stance on the ongoing debate over players in the National Football League (NFL) who refuse to stand for the national anthem in protest against racial injustice and police brutality.

He has repeatedly said that anyone who kneels during the anthem should be fired.

During the interview, James also discussed a new school he has opened for underprivileged children in his home town in Ohio, which offers free meals and bikes to students, as well as job placement assistance for parents and an on-site food bank.

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12 comments

  1. Lebron James is still the best player. He will be fully healthy when the season begins because of his conditioning routine. His conditioning routine is top notch and there is no slowing down for at least this coming season. We will still witness his greatness and see a lot of highlights. But with his current team mates I doubt he can contend with championships but let's just enjoy this coming season.

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  2. Lebron James at 33 still not showing sign of slowing down. This time with the lakers is the last chance for him to win one more ring although he no longer needs to prove himself since he is already a legend. He is the best basketball player right now. But to win one more ring might need more help from teammates but his current teammates on paper is not what he needs. Lets just see what will happen on this season...

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  3. very presidential

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  4. Trump is just one racist a-- h-- that it period.

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  5. What's with all the stories about black people crying racism on the front page? Can we get some real news instead of listening to black people complain about white bogeymen.

    I have yet to see any real racism being reported in the news. All these stupid stories trivialize a serious issue that is not being presented correctly.

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    • So true, they are too much in their feelings over skin colour, next news item please, nothing to see here, I mean read here. Besides they ALL sold out to be where they are.

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      • how did they sell out? YOU FOOL! white apologists like yourself is one of the reasons why racism still exists

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        • Racism still exists because black people aren't taking advantage of the opportunities created for them to get ahead.

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        • You did understand my comment fool. You should ask me to elaborate idiot. They are ALL brothers in freemasonry which don't care about colour, they are friends, dummy!

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      • Let me elaborate for the dummies that will come on here. TRump, Lebron, and Lemon ALL three characters are freemason puppets, down with the goat God, wake yo asses up. These people rule the world and don't care about skin colour.

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  6. Trumpet is a Bum 🌐 LBJ the best ever

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  7. Sad society

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