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Backed By LeBron James, 'I Promise School' Welcomes Akron Students

Backed By LeBron James, 'I Promise School' Welcomes Akron Students

Though he said the move to LA from his hometown state of OH is "bittersweet" because he just opened a school in Akron, James called becoming a Laker "a dream come true". All students were provided with a bike courtesy of the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has spoken in great detail about the nighttime meeting with James that led to his signing, but James had not.

Everybody knew the 76ers and the Rockets, along with the Cavs and the Lakers, were making a strong push for James' services, but it's interesting to hear that he actually considered all four teams, and possibly some others.

"OK, LeBron's doing this, we're not on his level, but the level that we're on, what can we do to achieve and make a huge difference within the community out here?"

- I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) July 30, 2018Our #IPROMISE School Staff are gathering all around the school to greet @KingJames kids as they arrive for the 1️⃣st day at 9am!

The "I Promise School" is a public school similar to the one James came up through, but is much better funded and has superior facilities and supplies than what James had before.

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"I think the missing link in public education is that family wraparound support", principal Brandi Davis told the Los Angeles Times.

LeBron James joined the opening of his Akron, Ohio elementary school for at-risk youth on Monday, a project that was made possible through the LeBron James Family Foundation.

"As a kid from Akron, Ohio myself I remember walking these same streets ..."

In a video he released Sunday on his "Uninterrupted" Facebook page, James spoke about the connection he feels to the children of northeast OH, and the pride he feels in opening this school. Meals will be provided for the students, and school hours will be from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., according to ESPN. "People always ask me, why a school?"

On Sunday, The NBA world champion took to his twitter to tweet "The jitters before the first day of school is real right now!" I went through the same emotions. "They have the dreams, they have the aspirations ... they just need to know that someone cares".

James' comments were an apparent reference to Trump's continued crusade against NFL players who protest during the national anthem.


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