Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

LeBron James Opened His ‘I Promise’ Public School In Akron

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Chelsea Rogers | 04 August, 2018, 22:58

But he remains tied to OH, where on Monday an elementary school for at-risk youngsters opened in his hometown of Akron, through his LeBron James Family Foundation.

"It's kind of bittersweet timing, because on this hand I have a brand new school that's opening and I want to be there on a day-to-day basis, you know", James said.

The I Promise School, which is part of the Akron Public Schools, opens Monday for 240 third- and fourth-graders.

James was speaking out Monday in his first public comments since leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Lakers. With regard to the gross earnings for the 2017 basketball player had won with 85.5 million in USA currency and takes the sixth place in the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. "Like half the battle is the kids just having someone that they are like, 'Oh, this guy believes in us"'. Successful graduation from the school will also net each student paid tuition at the University of Akron.

LeBron recalls in a tweet that, as a kid, he once missed 83 days of school when he was in the fourth grade.

In that same video, James also opened up about joining the Lakers and what it means to be a part of an organization with so much history.

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According to a spokesperson for the foundation, the I Promise program now has 1,300 kids.

As far as basketball, the 33-year-old superstar said the decision to leave Cleveland again was hard, but he didn't rule out a second homecoming with the Cavaliers.

"If we look at some of the greatest leaders of our time, you look at, you know, Muhammad Ali, you look at Dr. Martin Luther King, and all the adversity they went through", he told Lemon.

The building is a renovated school, coincidentally located just down the street from St. Vincent-St. It was important for the foundation to help us and to look at something bigger.

A very emotional LeBron joined the students on the first day of school and took to Twitter to express his utmost joy in his greatest achievement ever.

- LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018big dreams for the kids in Akron to give them everything they could need to find their passion, give back to our community and change the world!

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