President Trump at a rally in Pennysylvania earlier this week.
Saturday Trump faced criticism by a number of athletes who came to James's defense, including former United Kingdom and U of L basketball stars.
"Kind of?" Lemon said, followed by a chuckle. The logistics are underway, but James' foundation's website says doors are set to open in the fall of 2018 with 3rd and 4th grade classes, In 2019, 1st and 2nd will be added and by 2020, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes will have been added. Lemon asked James what he would say to Trump if he were sitting in the room.
James has been critical of the president and his administration in the past, and his dislike of CNN has been well established.
Trump has long denounced the media - CNN in particular - and rarely lets a slight go unnoticed. Lemon wrote on Twitter. "So therefore ain't no invite". James also said he wouldn't attend a ceremony at the White House if his team had won the NBA Finals.
"Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white", he said.
During a week in which James made headlines for opening a school in his hometown Akron, OH, Trump insulted the National Basketball Association star days after an interview aired on CNN.
"He's trying to divide our sport, but at the end of the day, sport is the reason why we all come together", James said. I was like this is all because of sports.
James, for his part, in his first comment since the insult, tweeted a celebration of his new school instead of responding directly to Trump. "He doesn't understand that, and that's what makes me more sick than anything, that we have someone that's. this is the most, this is the No. 1 position in the world". "I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!?"
This wasn't one of Trump's best-timed tweets.
In the insanely long list of Kobe Bryant highlight videos, this one gets played as much as nearly any: A 2010 regular season game against Orlando when Matt Barnes is inbounding the ball, does a ball-fake inches from Kobe's face, and Bryant doesn't flinch. "This tweet is immature and offensive I would like to know why he considers these two successful black men "dumb".