Even more unbelievable, James played in every game.
"Watching my boys play ball, last year was the first year I really had some time to watch them play in the summer, like really sat down, went to four or five tournaments", he says. The Akron school will expand each year, adding second and fifth grades next year and will have students from grades 1-8 by 2022.
No, not because it just about marks the one-month mark since he made a decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
"The excitement that I have to be a Laker, I'm happy to be a part of it because I believe the Lakers (are) a historical franchise - we all know that", James continued.
LeBron James' public school in Akron, Ohio opened on Monday. On Sunday night, James was understandably nervous about what he called his "first day of school".
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The school, the I Promise School, was launched in coordination with Akron Public Schools.
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.
James is also expected to address his choice to join the Lakers when he talks about the program - but he undoubtedly would like the focus to be on what he's done for Akron. I walked the same streets, I rode the same bikes on the streets that they ride on. "Then it went from just sitting there on the bench to me getting in an argument".
Therefore, his idolization of Magic clearly played a role in his decision, as did his appreciation for the rich championship-winning history of the franchise.
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