LeBron James joined the opening of his Akron, Ohio elementary school for at-risk youth on Monday, a project that was made possible through the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Obamas join LeBron James’ peers in praise for school
While students walked in awe of their new public school, James has been heaped with praise from his NBA peers and now former First Lady Michelle Obama for the program that promises job assistance for the parents of students, college tuition for graduates, meals and even free bikes.
.@BarackObama and I are so proud of @KingJames and @IPROMISESchool. Kids in Akron and across the US are lucky to have you as a role model on and off the court. Keep using your platform for good and giving our kids a chance to shoot for the stars. 🌟🏀 #ReachHigher #BetterMakeRoom pic.twitter.com/hyS6UM2A7b
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 31, 2018
.@kingjames CONGRATULATIONS my brother!!! You are a man of your word! Proud of you for chasing your dreams and in turn, giving the opportunity to hundreds of kids to realize theirs. ✊🏾#BiggerThanBasketball pic.twitter.com/WlhrUwyMli
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 30, 2018
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 30, 2018
Congrats to my bro @KingJames on doing thing athletes really have never done before! You inspire the whole world killa. Keep it going as I know you will. Generation after generation going to feel this one! #RealOne
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 30, 2018
James, meanwhile, made sure that the Obamas’ shout-out didn’t go unnoticed.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 31, 2018
James has received a lot of attention for his school opening and rightfully so. Regardless of your thoughts on him as a basketball player, there’s no reasonable criticism of his community outreach.
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