NBA players respond to President Trump attacking LeBron James

LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

If you come at King James, you best not miss.

NBA stars took to Twitter to support LeBron James after President Donald Trump criticized his intelligence in an interview with CNN host Don Lemon. "LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon," Trump said in a tweet late Friday night. "He made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do. I like Mike!"

James was discussing his new "I Promise" school in Akron, Ohio, which provides free tuition, free uniforms, free bicycle and helmet, free transportation within two miles, free meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks), GED placement for families and full tuition to the University of Akron for all graduates.

Utah Jazz guard Donavan Mitchell said Trump's attack on James are "a sign of an insecure human being."

Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver tweeted in defense of the "NBA brotherhood."

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns told Trump to "shut his damn mouth" and "get stuff done for our country" instead of taking swipes at basketball players.

Lemon chimed in too and, well, let's just leave this one here.

Just five years ago Trump tweeted, "LeBron is also a great guy!"

Oh, how times change.

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