President Donald Trump made headlines late Friday evening when he put three-time NBA champion LeBron James on blast by social media.
In responding to James’ interview with Don Lemon of CNN, Trump questioned the intelligence stage of the 2 professionals.
Lebron James was simply interviewed by the dumbest man on tv, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look sensible, which isn’t straightforward to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
To many, this was seen as a disgusting assault on a person in King James that only in the near past opened up a faculty for these much less lucky in his house group. Since then, many have lobbed reward in James’ course.
Not Mr. Trump. As a substitute, he determined to go after James’ intelligence stage. That hasn’t sat effectively with most all through the sports activities world, NBA commissioner Adam Silver now included.
Right here’s what Silver needed to say in response to POTUS and in help of the NBA’s greatest participant.
Assertion to USA TODAY Sports activities from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who’s in Johannesburg, South Africa for the third NBA Africa Sport (in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Basis), in response to President Trump’s tweet about LeBron James and CNN’s Don Lemon pic.twitter.com/5Q01VX0bt6
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 4, 2018
It’s no shock that Silver would throw his help behind James. Masked considerably because of the NFL’s nationwide anthem controversy, there’s been a rising divide between the NBA and the White Home.
Trump’s tweet and the league’s response will solely add to that transferring ahead.