Donald Trump lost a class action lawsuit which saw a settlement of $25 million for defrauding students at his Trump University. LeBron James started a public school that provides not only free education for students, but continuing education for parents of students and college tuition at the University of Akron.
The comparison between the two parties when it comes to public education is factually and inarguably in LeBron’s favor.
Meanwhile, after the idiocy of Trump’s tweets saw even his own wife respond with praise toward James, athletes continued to voice their support for LeBron and his I Promise school. This weekend, two more notable names weighed in.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Lakers great, had been in South Africa for the 2018 NBA Africa Game. As such, Abdul-Jabbar said it took him a couple of days to be able to respond. Seeing an opportunity, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also took time to praise James.
James has continued to live his life to the fullest over the summer, and has not publicly acknowledged Trump’s ridiculous attempt at trolling him and riling up the opposition. That move, as it was pointed out by my friend Sean Highkin, is sort of a flex in and of itself.
LeBron is an expert at brand management and has proven himself to be an astute businessman. Frankly, there is no reason for LeBron to involve himself with anything that Trump says about him on a public level.
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