Though James didn’t reply directly to Trump, he sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon that suggested he was more focused on the school he’s opening than pettiness on Twitter:
Earlier in the day, Lemon had responded to Trump with this tweet:
CNN Communications also replied, tweeting, “Sounds like @FLOTUS had the remote last night” ― a reference to a report that Melania Trump was watching CNN aboard Air Force One, apparently to her husband’s displeasure.
Many of James’ fellow NBA players rallied to support him:
And hundreds of Twitter users jumped to James’ defense ― with many highlighting how the basketball legend had this week opened a new school for at-risk children (a joint venture between Akron Public Schools and his foundation) in his hometown of Akron, Ohio: