Since inking his four-year, $153 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month in free agency, he has yet to truly address the move in any extended capacity.How do we know this?James is undeniably one of the greatest to ever grace the basketball court, and greatness comes with a price - especially for his teammates. "So my whole thing was when I have a kid, not only is he gonna be a junior, I'm gonna do everything that this man didn't do". But it's a championship franchise, and that's what we're trying to get back to.A video of LeBron James pulling off something sweet during his son's team's warmups has been going viral on social media.What do you guys think of what LeBron had to say?LeBron James has been building a school for at-risk children in his hometown for about a year now after outlining the project in 2016, but truth be told, the project has coursed through his mind for at least a decade. Both the good and bad.The timing, James acknowledged, is bittersweet, … [Read more...] about LeBron James: NBA star ‘regrets’ giving son his name
By Kyle Goon | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 30, 2018 at 10:03 am | UPDATED: July 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm Amid a throng of hundreds, a man’s voice broke through, interrupting LeBron James’ address as he paced a stage in his hometown Akron, Ohio. “We love you!” the voice said. “I love you, too man – I really do,” James said, causing the crowd to swell with cheers. “Know no matter if I’m playing in Los Angeles or not, Akron, Ohio is always home for me.” James, the 33-year-old star acquisition of the Lakers in free agency, has walked away from the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career. But in his hometown, he’s leaving behind his most ambitious off-court project so far: a school for at-risk third- and fourth-graders, which he hopes can provoke “generational change” in public education on the streets where he grew up. James himself was on hand to raise the flag at I Promise School, for … [Read more...] about LeBron James opens the new I Promise School in Akron
By Tom Withers Published 5:28 pm PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. 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. His extraordinary life. Full circle. Before leaving for Los Angeles, James gave his hometown quite a gift. James, who ended his second stint with Cleveland this month by signing with the Lakers, on Monday opened his I Promise School, a year-around learning center devoted to some of the city’s most challenged youngsters — ones just like him. For James, who recalled missing 82 days of school as a fourth-grader while he and his mom “looked for stability,” the opening culminated years of planning by his family foundation. “This means … [Read more...] about Lebron James returns home to open school
Octavia Spencer will play multiple roles in telling the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the first black, self-made female millionaire. The Montgomery-born Oscar-winner will star as Walker in a new series for Netflix, which Spencer will also executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joining her in producing the project will be LeBron James. Yes, that LeBron James. Celebrated as the first female self-made millionaire in the U.S., Walker (born Sarah Breedlove) became one of the most successful women and African-American business-owners ever. The limited series will run for eight episodes, according to THR. It will chronicle the "untold" story of Walker and how she overcame hostile obstacles on her historic path to success. The show is based on the book "On Her Own Ground" by A'Lelia Bundles. A 3-time Oscar nominee and winner for "The Help" in 2014, Spencer was born in Montgomery and graduated from Auburn University. She was also nominated for "Hidden Figures" and "The Shape of … [Read more...] about Octavia Spencer to star as Madam CJ Walker in Netflix series; will produce with LeBron James
click to enlarge Give a read to the new public school basketball star LeBron James is backing to serve at-risk kids in Akron. Imagine It's a part of the Akron School District. It is NOT a charter school. It is NOT a private school. They aren't skimming students from motivated families who might already be achieving in school. They are SEEKING out students who need help in reading and math. There will be long school days and intensive tutoring. But that's not all. But it will also focus on factors outside the classroom. Services will help parents with stress related to their strugles. There will be extra activities to keep kids out of trouble in idle time. There will be family services, including job placement assistance and a food bank. James remembers the freedom a bicycle gave him as a child to escape dangerous neighborhoods. Every student will receive a bicycle. The I Promise school embodies James' pledge not to ever forget where he came from. Imagine if the Walton … [Read more...] about LeBron James, education reformer. Attn. Waltons.