NBA players react to opening of LeBron James’ IPROMISE school

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Feb 18, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Team Lebron forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers holds the most valuable player trophy during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center. Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen 148-145. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, LeBron James was in Akron, Ohio helping introduce his most recent contribution to his hometown. In conjunction with his foundation, the Los Angeles Lakers star has helped build a new public school to help at-risk children in the third and fourth grades.

The school is just the latest in a long history of social activism from James whose own childhood experiences inspired his decision to those walking in his former footsteps.

The IPROMISE school will serve a total of 240 kids with a variety of amenities and services to ensure they earn an education while staying out of troubles that can overcome underprivileged children.

James’ decision resonated with plenty of people whether they could relate to being in the same situation as those students or not. Many NBA players, ranging from current teammates to rivals, took to social media to praise the King’s latest achievement and speak out about how inspirational it is.

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  1. […] James has not only been one of the most socially conscious athletes in the world, but he has also been growing his off-court brand in the entertainment industry, potentially one of the main reasons behind his choosing the Lakers in free agency. His social activism has been supported by many of his peers as his reputation as a philanthropist speaks for itself. […]

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