Scoop B: LeBron James, Donald Trump, Don Lemon & “I Promise’ School Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and Los Angeles Lakers forward, LeBron James aren’t friends and it doesn’t look like a peace treaty will occur any time soon.

I discussed the topic on MSNBC’s MSNBC Live with host, David Gura, RealClearPolitics’  Caitlin Huey-Burns and the Washington Post’s Eugene Scott.

Last week, Trump ran to Twitter and 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!”

The Mike comment from Trump was in reference to the ongoing debate on who the greatest player in NBA history is between James and NBA Hall of Famer and 6-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan.

Trump’s tweet came in response to James’ open criticism of Trump in his interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, in which the NBA veteran suggested that the president has used athletics and athletes to divide the country.

“I can’t sit back and say nothing,” James said.

While James’ criticism of President Trump really isn’t new, the broader spectrum of James’ interview with Lemon centered on the opening of James’ “I Promise” school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

If you’re keeping score at home, the “I Promise” school is under the umbrella of James’ LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools.

While on MSNBC, I suggested that President Trump take a class at James’ ‘I Promise’ School. You can read about that conversation in a piece written by political site, Breitbart. 

 

Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson is the host of the Scoop B Radio Podcast. A senior writer at Basketball Society, he’s had stops as a staff writer at The Source Magazine, as a columnist and podcast host at CBS and as an editor at RESPECT. Magazine. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, swimming and finding new sushi restaurants.

Follow Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Twitter: @ScoopB, Instagram: @Scoop_B & Facebook: ScoopB.

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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a columnist at Basketball Society. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former Nets legend, Albert King, WFAN's Evan Roberts and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. Scoop B has also been a writer and radio host at CBS, a staff writer at The Source Magazine and managing editor/columnist at RESPECT Magazine. He's a graduate of Don Bosco Prep, Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com

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