VIDEO: LeBron James’ I PROMISE School students serve as virtual fans for Lakers-Thunder game
Members of the LeBron James Family Foundation and students and staff from the I Promise School are in attendance for the Lakers vs. Thunder game today 🙌pic.twitter.com/Y2qSkS26mc
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LeBron James helped open the I PROMISE School in 2018. It’s a public elementary school in Akron, Ohio, where the Lakers star grew up.
LeBron is not only one of the best basketball players of all time, but he’s arguably the top role model of his generation. To be able to open a school in his hometown has to be more gratifying for James than winning a championship since he is affecting so many people’s lives.
That being said, when the school opened, James called the school opening the greatest moment of his career:
“Walking these hallways and seeing, when I was driving here, just the streets that I walked, some of the stores are still up when I was growing up,” the Lakers superstar told ESPN.
“It’s a moment I’ll never forget — and hopefully the kids, starting with the 240 kids that we have going in here right now starting today, will never forget it, either.”
James is looking to win title No. 4 down in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference standings.
It had to be special for LeBron to see his “school kids” on the virtual screen. The NBA should be commended for how they have run the bubble games thus far.
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