LeBron James made headlines this week for opening a public school aimed at helping at-risk children in his Akron, Ohio, receiving praise from the sports world for lifting up his hometown community.
Among the multiple interviews the new Los Angeles Laker gave about the school was a sit-down with CNN’s Don Lemon, which caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who then fired off this tweet late on Friday night. He attacked James’ intelligence while also appearing to say he’s on the Michael Jordan side of the GOAT debate.
Unsurprisingly, people in sports were appalled by the president’s comments about James, who has been a vocal critic of his and said in the interview he thinks the White House is using sports to divide Americans.
Here’s how NBA stars, athletes and others in the sports world reacted to the situation.