LeBron James just what doctor ordered for lowly NBA Lakers

Justin GreeneAug 04, 2018

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.

The LeBron James Family Foundation now serves more than 1,300 students with various programs, support, and mentors throughout the Akron area. "Akron is that", James wrote, in part.

The Lakers have a young squad and supporters expected them to draft another All-Star player to help James and the team challenge for the championship next term.

LeBron James will undoubtedly go down as one of the best athletes of all time.

For all he's accomplished on the court, LeBron James further cemented his legacy as a human being and pioneer off of it with the opening of the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

Mincing no words, James responded, "I would never sit across from him". "From that point on, I knew that my voice and my platform had to be used for more than just sports". Every student has a bicycle available for them to ride, because James found freedom riding his bike while growing up in Akron.

With the support of his James Family Foundation, the "I Promise" School which is a part of the Akron Public School District will this year cater to 240 third and fourth graders and is expected to expand until having grades 1-8 by 2022. "So I know exactly what a lot of these kids are going through". I went through the same emotions. On Sunday night, James was understandably nervous about what he called his "first day of school".

"This has always kind of been a dream come true for me". He also created a program for parents of the at-risk children to return to complete their high school educations, and he has planned an institute to help prepare high-school-age students for college.

While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of a school that is perhaps his greatest triumph.

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

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