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‘I never imagined something like this’: Lakers star LeBron’s epic reaction to unveiling of Nike’s LeBron James Innovation Center

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has done so many things in his career. He’s received all sorts of honors throughout what has been an illustrious 19-year NBA tenure. However, there’s no denying that having a whole building named after you by the biggest sportswear company on the entire planet has to go down as a truly historic achievement.

Naturally, LeBron had to be the guest of honor in the recent unveiling of his own building at the Nike headquarters in Oregon. The brand-new innovation center is indeed majestic. So much so, that even James himself was left in awe by the magnitude of its greatness (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):

“I never imagined something like this,” he said as he described how he had aspirations of this very objective when he signed up with Nike some 20 years ago.

What a truly amazing accomplishment for LeBron James here, and there’s no denying that he deserves every bit of it.

For those wondering, here are some of the most eye-popping features of Nike’s revolutionary new space:

  • 84,000 sq ft research lab
  • 906 rooftop solar panels
  • World’s largest motion-capture system
  • Full-size basketball court, turf pitch, 200m track, 500ft incline training ramp

Even the word epic probably isn’t enough to describe this brand-new building. LeBron’s own amazement is a clear testament to this fact.

The most mind-blowing part about this, however, is that if you think about it, LeBron James isn’t even done yet. He still has a lot of gas left in the tank, and he’s now entering Year 20 with some sky-high expectations placed on his shoulders. Not too many active NBA players have whole buildings named after them.