Donald Trump insults LeBron, athletes react on twitter

Donald Trump questioned Lebron James' intelligence on Twitter and players from both the NFL and NBA came to the four-time MVP's defense.

LeBron James appeared in an interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon, before Trump tweeted about it in poor taste.   -  AP

The sports world is defending LeBron James following President Donald Trump's tweet late Friday that insulted the four-time MVP's intelligence.

After Trump watched CNN anchor/reporter Don Lemon interview James, he 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!"

Players from both the NBA and NFL quickly reacted to Trump's insult and many didn't mince their words. 

Take a look at some of the strong reactions: