"What I've noticed over the past few months [is] he's kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to", he said.
"I support LJ. He's doing an awesome job for his community", Jordan told NBC News through a spokesperson.
First lady Melania Trump stepped away from her husband's criticism of National Basketball Association star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children.
The origin of the controversy was a weird tweet from Trump that labeled CNN's Dom Lemon the "dumbest man on television" after his interview with James.
Evacuations in rain-stricken Virginia amid concern dam might collapse
Local fire and police sent boats to rescue people to area shelters, including E.C.Glass High School and Sandusky Middle School. The dam at College Lake, adjacent to the University of Lynchburg , was built in 1934, according to the school's website .
Billie Jean King tweeted praise for LeBron James Sunday morning.
The CNN interview aired on Monday, after James opened his school for disadvantaged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
During the said interview, LeBron did say his opinion on Trump, and it looks like the leader of the free world didn't like that.
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Trump asserted last week that his administration's plan to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons is "going very well". The returned material also included military hardware and uniforms, including helmets, water bottles and boots.
Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Laker fans who spoke with Eyewitness News also felt the same way, often mentioning the school James opened and how he's impacted those kids' lives.
Even Republican John Kasich took Mr Trump to task for his comments on James. Grisham added the first lady "would be open to visiting" James' new school.
"I would never sit across from him", James replied. The School is a partnership between the LeBron James Family foundation and the Akron Public School and is created to serve Akron's most challenged students. Their history includes trading barbs when Trump revoked an invitation to the White House for the Warriors.
"The most important thing we can give them is structure".
Trade threats unnerve global markets
The White House's thoughts on increasing the proposed tariffs were first reported by Bloomberg . It would represent a ramping up of pressure over Washington's trade standoff with Beijing.