Michael Jordan says 'I support' LeBron James after Trump attack

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James will be one of the executive producers on an upcoming three-part Showtime documentary series entitled "Shut Up and Dribble", the network announced on Monday.

Fox News' Laura Ingraham took some heat last February for instructing National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James to just "shut up and dribble" after he called out President Donald Trump for not giving "a fuck about the people".

From NFL players taking a knee on the field in protest of racial injustice to President Trump insulting LeBron James on Twitter, athletes have become increasingly entwined in politics over the past few years.

During the segment, Lemon and LeBron discussed the opening of a new school in OH and the basketball legend passed on an opportunity to criticize the president. Trump called Lemon the "dumbest man on television" in response to the James interview, and even though Lemon acknowledged that Trump has called lots of people stupid before, the CNN host made note of how often Trump insults the intelligence of people of color who criticize him.

James also promised a free bicycle and helmets for students and vowed to pay tuition to the University of Akron for I Promise graduates, among other things.

James said he believes sports should be used to unify. The comments drew considerable backlash, and James addressed them over NBA All-Star weekend. "I like Mike", the President wrote on August 4.

"I understand there are reports", athletic director Ira Smith said in a text to the Los Angeles Times.

"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today", the First Lady said through a spokeswoman.

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