Michael Steele: Trump’s LeBron Tweet ‘Is Nothing Short of Racist’

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

Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced the news at the TCA summer press tour on Monday.

The program's title? "Shut Up And Dribble".

National Basketball Association star LeBron James is teaming up with Showtime to produce a three-part documentary series on the role of athletes in America's current cultural climate, the network said Monday. The series will trace the history of the NBA's players from the merger with the ABA to now and how players grew their off the court brands and platforms. Recently, LeBron was mocked by President Donald Trump for opening up a school in his hometown that benefits youth from at-risk neighborhoods.

"LeBron James is one of many competitors whose place in the spotlight has led not to silence but perspective", Nevins said, adding that the series "should bring their fans and fellow citizens to a higher level of discourse, rather than the dismissal satirized in the title". During the interview James said sports was something that unites Americans but that Trump "used sport to kind of divide us", drawing the retaliatory tweet from the president. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do.

"Anyone that's done what LeBron James has done for the past decade to 15 years for our children to prepare them to flourish in life has to be an intelligent person", Akron Public Schools spokesman Mark Williamson said in a telephone interview on Monday. "I like Mike", the President wrote on August 4.

Mr. Lemon fired back Saturday morning, using first lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign hashtag #BeBest.

"Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids", Ingraham said at the time on her show.

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