President Donald Trump on Friday took a shot at LeBron James, questioning the intelligence of the new Lakers star.
The president was reacting to an interview of James with CNN's Don Lemon. James was being interviewed about the opening of his new school in Akron, Ohio.
The school is a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron Public Schools and is designed to serve Akron's most challenged students.
He also said that he thought Trump was "using sports to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to."
"Sports has never been something that divides people," James said in the interview. "It's always been something that brings someone together."
Trump tweeted: "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!" Trump tweeted in reference to Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan.
The Twitterverse quickly came to James' defense: "LeBron is CLEARLY under his skin and on his mind," tweeted Shaun King. "What a sad little man."
James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title in 2016, ending Cleveland's 52-year championship drought, and to four straight Finals.