LeBron James: Joining the Lakers a 'Dream Come True'

LeBron James: Joining the Lakers a 'Dream Come True'

LeBron James: Joining the Lakers a 'Dream Come True'

James, who just signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers, has been setting up deals all over town via his and Carter's SpringHill Entertainment. The I Promise School is the culmination of almost a decade of work by James' foundation, with its focus on educating children from challenging situations or backgrounds. The school will expand year by year, going to second and fifth grades next year, ending with grades first through eighth by 2022.

United States basketball star LeBron James says he regrets naming his son LeBron James Jr because of the pressure it places on him to reach the same level of success.

The school, the I Promise School, was launched in coordination with Akron Public Schools.

For those who complete the program, which has been operating for years, James has arranged for free tuition to the University of Akron starting in 2021. It was important for the foundation to help us and to look at something bigger.

In a video he released Sunday on his "Uninterrupted" Facebook page, James spoke about the connection he feels to the children of northeast OH, and the pride he feels in opening this school.

Look closely and you'll notice that there is only one of each shoe hanging on the walls.

"I know these kids basically more than they know themselves". LeBron said playing for a franchise drenched in championship history, even though they haven't sniffed the postseason in years, was a situation he simply could not pass up at this stage of his career. The I Promise School is a renovated school building located down the street from St. Vincent-St. It might have been less about the Lakers and more about their city. "I think timing is everything". This is where I have on one hand, my school which I'm blown away by.

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