King’s court: LeBron James dedicates court at his hometown school

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES His former coach, Dru Joyce, was also on hand.James, who is spending more than $1 million on various upgrades for the school, dunked to break in one of the new hoops but missed a couple of long 3-pointers.The 34-year-old will soon begin his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He missed the playoffs last season, failing to make the Finals for the first time in nine years.The four-time MVP did not speak to the media following his on-court appearance.James and the Akron Public Schools teamed up on the school, which is providing a nurturing academic environment for at-risk kids.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Mark Dickel rues late TNT collapse in Game 5: ‘Whatever could go wrong did go wrong’ Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James is triple-teamed by I Promise School students during a pickup game of basketball during the debut of the new basketball court at the school Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 in Akron, Ohio. James dedicated a basketball court at the school he founded for underprivileged children in his hometown. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James went back to school and back in time on Wednesday.Joined by four high school teammates, the NBA superstar dedicated a multicolored outdoor basketball court at the I Promise School, which he founded last year for underprivileged children in his hometown.ADVERTISEMENT With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists James took a break from his starring role in “Space Jam 2,” currently in production, to spend time with the kids and support his family foundation.Before taking the court for a quick pickup game against the youngsters, James took the microphone and addressed the kids, encouraging them to chase their dreams the way he and his friends have.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This is a basketball court and we see basketball hoops, but it teaches you so much more than just basketball,” he said. “To be able to create a brotherhood or sisterhood and create things that will last forever. A lot of people say things you do in high school you’ll forget. Well, we created a friendship 25 years ago and we’re still firm and strong. This is our way of giving it back to you guys — paying it forward.”And then, James was again dribbling and passing with Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis and Sian Cotton, the “Fab Five” from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, a group that won a state title and became nationally known as James rose from an Ohio teen prodigy to professional icon. View commentslast_img