LeBron James: Opening school to be one of greatest moments in life

LeBron James: Opening school to be one of greatest moments in life

The "I Promise School" is the culmination of almost a decade of work by James' foundation, with its focus on educating children from challenging situations or backgrounds.

The school is well equipped and has 12 teachers and 43 academic staff and over 120 students enrolled. Students will be stocked with school supplies, and teachers will have the tools they need, including a faculty lounge stocked with snacks and beverages and access to workout trainers.

The family members/caregivers of each student will have access to to GED classes and access to a daily food pantry stocked by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

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.

National Basketball Association star LeBron James believes that President Donald Trump is using sports to divide Americans - and he has no interest in sitting down to speak with the president, either. Then for it all to come to fruition at this point, I think the timing is everything.

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Hours after James opened his I Promise School in his native Akron, Ohio, he was on CNN discussing race, sports and politics in a wide-ranging interview with anchor Don Lemon.

"As a kid from Akron, Ohio myself, I remember walking these streets", he stated during his speech. And I was one of those kids so I know exactly what those kids today are going through being a part of this. In 1993, the Walker family took James in and encouraged him to focus on his education at a city school in Akron. "Like half the battle is the kids just having someone that they are like, 'Oh, this guy believes in us"'. "But hopefully I can sit there one day and watch my jersey go up into the rafters, that's for sure".

James, who missed 83 days of school when he was in fourth grade, told ESPN he wants "to create an environment of family and not like a workplace".

James, who played high school sports for St. Vincent-St. On Sunday night, James was understandably nervous about what he called his "first day of school".

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.

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