"And for me to be a part of that, I think it's a great move not only for me but for my family and for the history of basketball in general".
LeBron James finally has broken his silence.
LeBron James I Promise School opened in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, on July 30. When James and his foundation announced the program in 2015, they said they could give scholarships to as many as 2,300 students.
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"I think the missing link in public education is that family wraparound support", principal Brandi Davis told the Los Angeles Times. Every student has a bicycle available for them to ride, because James found freedom riding his bike while growing up in Akron. When people ask me why a school? "Everything these kids are going through, the drugs, the violence, the guns, everything they're going through as kids, I know". "From that point on, I knew that my voice and my platform had to be used for more than just sports". I went through the same emotions. "Because our students come to school and they're anxious about things at home".
"This has always kind of been a dream come true for me".
Even NBA legends can get the jitters on the first day of school.
Trump has attempted to flip the narrative on the athletes' demonstrations and frame them as an insult to patriotism and US service members, seemingly ignoring that the act of protest is protected by the US Constitution's First Amendment, and is, by itself, patriotic.
While James is sure to boost the Lakers' chances of contending in the Western Conference, he'll have a tough time continuing his personal stretch of Finals appearances to nine.