Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who has also clashed with Trump after snubbing an invitation to the White House as an National Basketball Association champion, tweeted his support.
"LeBron James certainly didn't build this school to give her a photo-op", she continued.
Trump was unswayed by James' charity, saying it was hard to make "LeBron look smart".
This is not the first time Melania Trump has publicly expressed views or taken action that demonstrated an independent streak, CNN reported.
This weekend's controversy was just the latest in a long-running feud between James and the president. But the attack on James, who was being interviewed by another black man, to some resembled a racial dog whistle.
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He was responding to remarks by then-Cavs star James as well as Curry, who both said they would not attend a White House reception. "He's doing an fantastic job for his community", said Jordan, according to CNN. Maybe Trump was upset at how LeBron said that he would not want to sit across from him, or Trump sought another opportunity to take a shot at what he calls "fake news".
The First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on Saturday said Melania Trump was supportive of James' work with children.
Lemon himself also chimed in and brought up the Trump administration's widely criticized "zero tolerance" immigration policy that resulted in thousands of migrant families being separated, with many held in cages and detention centers.
Lemon's interview with James was broadcast earlier in the week and rerun on Friday when Trump, who's on vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, caught up with it.
Ben Maller thinks that the reaction to this tweet is overblown.
BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher suggests the first lady's statement contains veiled criticism of her husband's tweet. "LeBron just pledged millions for a school for underprivileged kids".