The Lebron James-Michael Jordan debate has officially reached the Oval Office, though President Donald Trump doesn't seem to be making his choice for basketball reasons.
James also accused Trump of enabling racists.
In a tweet, Trump took aim at two of his regular critics, James and cable TV news personality Don Lemon.
James first said Mr. Trump is using sports to divide Americans at a press conference in September 2017, when Mr. Trump claimed he had disinvited Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, although the team had decided not to visit. Trump subsequently said neither team would be invited.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James speaks as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a campaign stop at Cleveland Public Hall in Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.
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"(Trump) kinda used sports to kinda divide us", James told Lemon in their sitdown.
Big dreams for the kids in Akron to give them everything they could need to find their passion, give back to our community and change the world.
Trump has repeatedly and strongly criticized the NFL in particular for not punishing players who kneel during the national anthem in a form of protest.
Trump apparently was watching his favorite (and we use that word loosely) cable TV network, CNN, and came upon James being interviewed by anchor/reporter Don Lemon.
James backed Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "They just want to feel like we care", he said. In a 2013 tweet, Trump wrote, "Lebron is a great player and a great guy!" In a speech prior to the school opening, he mentions that his move to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers never changes the fact Akron will always be home for him and his gesture to open the school is a huge testament to that.
Trump, meanwhile, is headed to OH, as he is set to hold a "Make America Great Again" rally in Lewis Center, just north of Columbus, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.