After president Donald Trump criticized LeBron James on Twitter, and simultaneously expressed his preference for Michael Jordan, the Charlotte Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion backed James through a spokesperson:
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan’s official statement, via spokesperson, in wake of Donald Trump tweet referencing him and LeBron James: “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2018
Trump directly insulted James’ intelligence, claiming that CNN’s Don Lemon made him “look smart, which isn’t easy to do” during a recent interview. The post ended with: “I like Mike!”
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018