Lakers praise LeBron’s intelligence, leadership: ‘Couldn’t be more proud’

Posted: 12/08/2018 in NBA, Sports
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The Los Angeles Lakers are coming to LeBron James‘ defense after President Donald Trump criticized their offseason signing in a tweet late Friday night.

“We could not be more proud to have LeBron James as part of our Lakers family,” wrote Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss in an official statement. “He is an incredibly thoughtful and intelligent leader and clearly appreciates the power that sports has to unite communities and inspire the world to be a better place. Those efforts should be celebrated by all.”

Trump had evidently watched an interview with James conducted by CNN’s Don Lemon from earlier in the week, with the POTUS first attacking Lemon by calling him “the dumbest man on television.” He followed that up by offering how Lemon “made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do” before punctuating his tweet with “I like Mike.”

Several NBA players from across the Association have voiced their support for James – who just recently opened his I Promise School in his hometown – on social media since Trump’s tweet. Even Michael Jordan (Mike) has come forth, saying through an official spokesperson that he supports James, and that “he’s doing an amazing job for his community.”

James signed a four-year contract with the Lakers last month after spending the past four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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