LeBron Says Opening His Grade School In Ohio Outweighs Anything He Has Ever Done (VIDEO)
On the basketball court, you’d be hard pressed to find anybody who can stop LeBron James. But none of these things he’s accomplished in his illustrious career holds a single candle to what he’s doing off the court, so says The King himself.
The LeBron James Family Foundation will open the “I Promise School” in the fall for third- and fourth-graders in the Akron Public Schools system who are at risk of falling behind. The Akron school board unanimously approved the James foundation’s plan this week and the Cleveland Cavaliers star couldn’t be happier.
“Besides having three kids and marrying my wife, putting my mom in a position where she never has to worry about anything ever again for the rest of her life, this is right up there,” James said, as quoted by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“Championships, MVPs, I mean, points, rebounds and assists, that stuff is, whatever. But, for me to be able to open up a school and give back to my inner city, so many kids that I know because I was those kids. I walked those streets and it was just like there’s no way I’m going to be able to get out of this situation. I just thought about that every day. I had dreams and I had mentors and they allowed my dreams to become who I am today.
“People can talk about everything else besides that, but they can never take away what I’m able to do for my hometown and people all around the world. That’s what means to me more than anything. The basketball thing, I love it and I enjoy it, but to give back and be able to open up a school, that’s something that will last way beyond my years.”
James’ will not only be a future hall of famer in basketball, but a hall of famer in life as he continues to show that he’s a generous human being who actually cares about people less fortunate than him.