The King Makes A Promise In His Hometown


For weeks, fans (and those who don’t like him anymore) are talking about LeBron James opening a new school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. This in the midst of a new team change and facing some scrutiny about leaving Cleveland and becoming a part of the LA Lakers basketball team.

James has made some phenomenal promises for parents and students of the school and in the community.

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On Monday, before heading to California, James unveiled his I Promise School, which will benefit at-risk students. It is public and part of Akron Public Schools, which paid $2.9 million from its general fund for the cost of most benefits, salaries, supplies and essential elements for the school, according to Akron Beacon Journal.

“It’s kind of a bittersweet moment right now, sitting here in my school that I’m opening around these kids, around this community and then at the same time, making a switch to the other coast, being a part of the Lakers now,” James told ESPN Monday. “It’s always a tough decision when you leave home or you leave an organization that you’ve been with for multiple years.”


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