LeBron Breaks His Silence About Joining The Lakers

Kristopher Nichols
July 31, 2018

"It's kind of bittersweet timing, because on this hand I have a brand new school that's opening and I want to be there on a day-to-day basis, you know; 10 toes down for these kids", James said in a video for Uninterrupted. "It was so real and so candid; no one had a sense of, well I can't be myself here".

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.

One little game cancellation can't keep LeBron James away from his son's tournament, and it apparently can't deter Dwyane Wade, either.

The school, the I Promise School, was launched in coordination with Akron Public Schools. It was the community that helped him and his mother, Gloria, it was teachers, it was administrators. Thus, we have compiled three centers that the Los Angeles Lakers may look to acquire this season.

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James was to be at the school Monday to welcome students and make his first public comments since deciding to join the Lakers. "Basically, more than they know themselves". Along with an opportunity at a proper education, students will also be treated to a special display when they first walk in that honors the school's founder in a very fitting way. "Then it went from just sitting there on the bench to me getting in an argument". The good, the bad, the adversity. They're gonna experience things that I didn't experience.

James also talked about the emotions he feels while watching his sons - Bronny is a 5-foot-10 AAU star - play in basketball tournaments, something he's done much more frequently in recent years. Then you look at the Lakers. They noted that he really liked L.A.'s young players and cap situation moving forward in addition to his connecting with Magic and respecting the franchise's legacy.

James is undeniably one of the greatest to ever grace the basketball court, and greatness comes with a price - especially for his teammates.

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