LeBron James to produce Showtime documentary 'Shut Up and Dribble'

LeBron James to produce Showtime documentary 'Shut Up and Dribble'

First lady Melania Trump took a different approach than her husband, President Donald Trump, who criticized former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and questioned his intelligence.

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

James, who just opened a state-of-the-art, tuition-free school in his home state of OH, has always been critical of Trump and his comments on race, which he repeated last week during an interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon.

"He [Mr Trump] is dividing us and what I noticed over the last few months is 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".

Watch Lemon's response to Trump above. "He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", the president tweeted.

The president's "I like Mike!" comment was an apparent reference to the perennial sports debate over whether six-time National Basketball Association champion Michael Jordan, or James, a four-time league most valuable player, was the NBA's all-time best player.

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That was the silver lining for Lemon, who pointed out, "The overwhelmingly negative response though to his unfair and unkind attack on a good man, LeBron James, shows that American rejects what he is peddling".

"So let me get this straight: Flint, Missouri, has dirty water still, but you anxious about an interview about a man doing good for education and generations of kids in his hometown?" he asked the president on Twitter. "I like Mike!" Trump posted on Saturday, referring to fellow basketball icon Michael Jordan. Is he revealing who we really are? "He's doing an incredible job for his community".

LeBron James, who can now add "Donald Trump target" to his already busy career as one of the NBA's top stars, is getting busier off the court. Lemon asked his viewers, eight minutes into his broadcast.

Because the president is, Lemon said.

LeBron James Family Foundation did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.

Since taking office, Trump has clashed with several U.S. sports stars, most notably after he called on the National Football League (NFL) owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem.

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