Homecoming Majesty: LeBron James Takes Lakers’ Stars on Akron Extravaganza

As a way to show his Lakers teammates and staff how our Foundation is changing the definition of community, LeBron James took them on a tour of Akron.

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As the Los Angeles Lakers prepared to face the Cleveland Cavaliers, hundreds of fans flocked to Akron’s House Three Thirty to learn about the legendary career of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Located in what was once the Tangier restaurant and rebuilt by the Akron kid’s foundation, the LeBron James’ Home Court museum welcomed the public on Saturday morning.

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The venue is located about three minutes away from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, where James gained national attention as a junior. It’s about forty-four minutes away from the Cavaliers’ home arena in downtown Cleveland, where James became inseparably linked with the franchise at the beginning of his twenty-one-season professional career and again upon his return from Miami.The 38-year-old superstar reminisced on the presentation of the museum during a news conference after Saturday night’s 121-115 Lakers victory against the Cavaliers, which could have been one of James’s last homecoming games.
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James, who had a career-best performance for the Lakers with 22 points, six rebounds, and six assists in a 10-7 win over the Cavaliers (8-8), expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to show his support for his community and foundation.As a tribute to James’ jersey number, the museum’s general admission tickets cost $23. Those associated with the I Promise School—including children, parents, teachers, and other family members—will be employed through House Three Thirty’s employment training program, which will get 100% of the sales proceeds. The Akron Public Schools and The LeBron James Family Foundation have joined forces to run the school.

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The fact that James has been able to use his life’s experiences to give back to his hometown and turn it into a destination that people are happy to call home is “pretty cool,” he remarked. Actually, I am. That my foundation has accomplished so much is something of which I am justifiably proud. There is much for my hometown to be proud of, and the museum is certainly one of them.

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