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LeBron: Trump shouldn’t have the time to insult me on Twitter


He’s been a preferred target of President Trump on Twitter, but LeBron James says what bothers him more than the insults is that the commander in chief has time to tweet digs at an NBA star at all.

“What bothers me is that he has time to even do that,” the new Los Angeles Lakers player says of Trump’s tweeted attacks against him.

{mosads}“He has the most powerful job in the world,” the 33-year-old former Cleveland and Miami star tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday. “Like, you really got this much time that you can comment on me?”

Trump tweeted last month that James — who’s repeatedly criticized the president and said that he’s using sports to try to “divide” the country — looked “smart” compared to CNN’s Don Lemon:

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if it “bothers him” that Trump questioned his intelligence, James replied with a laugh, “No, because I’m not.” 

“That’s like somebody saying I can’t play ball,” James, who recently opened a school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, said. “That doesn’t bother me at all.”

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