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LeBron James Explains How His Mom Helped Him Cheat to Pass The 4th Grade (AUDIO)
On the court, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James can do no wrong, but way back in the 4th grade, the King did plenty wrong and needed some help to get by.
On the latest episode of the “Road Trippin’ with R.J. and Channing” podcast, LeBron revealed how his mom helped him cheat to avoid repeating the fourth grade, because he had missed 82 of 181 days of school that year at Harris Elementary in Akron, Ohio.
“Me and my mom went to school one day in the spring time, and my teacher was like, ‘Your son applies himself so much when he’s here, but he’s never here,’” James recalled. “And my mom said, ‘What can we do so my son doesn’t fail? I don’t want my son to ever feel like he’s a failure.’
“My teacher at the time, and I’m sorry I don’t remember your name, she gave us a stack – and I wish the listeners could see the stack of papers – she said, ‘If your son can finish this stack of extra credit, we’ll pass him.’
“This how G my momma is,” he continued. “Me and my momma went home, split the extra credit papers. She did half, I did half. We turned that shit in, and they passed me. That’s why my momma a G to this day.”