"I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite", James said at the time.
During the interview, James also discussed a new school he has opened for underprivileged children in his home town in OH, which offers free meals and bikes to students, as well as job placement assistance for parents and an on-site food bank.
In addition to talking about the school, James talked about how Trump is using athletics and athletes to divide the country. NBC News outlines some of the LeBron-Lemon discussion that may have ticked the president off, including James asserting that he thinks Trump uses sports to create divisive rifts.
CNN responded to Trump on Twitter.
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So here is the interview, followed by Trump's tweet and the responses to it.
James tweeted Saturday about the I Promise school, saying "Love you guys".
Some also speculated Trump's attack came as LeBron had moved to California, which is not a swing state like OH, where he previously lived, unscathed by the President's wrath.
Trump's weird tweet labeled CNN's Dom Lemon as the "dumbest man on television" after his interview with LeBron James in a freakish tweet that ended, 'I like Mike!'
In June, before James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers, Curry and James united during the NBA Finals to say that they would boycott the White House. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
Ohio Gov. Josh Kasich, a Republican who at times criticizes Trump, tweeted: "Rather than criticizing KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids".