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.
This is sick!!! https://t.co/M7BJp18XWA
— Moe Wagner (@moritz_weasley) July 31, 2018
Respect ✊🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/nz14IYr9oo
— Ivica Zubac (@ivicazubac) July 30, 2018
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 30, 2018
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 31, 2018
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) July 31, 2018
Freaking amazing! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/s82hufUHZA
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 30, 2018
LeBron did that!!!! Way to make a difference💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) 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
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 30, 2018
@KingJames You will forever be mentioned in the convo of Greats. When I say Greats I’m talking about Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali Etc. #IPROMISE shows your true character and that is bigger than basketball. pic.twitter.com/PF8Xy2zJS6
— Kyle O'Quinn (@Kyle_OQuinn) July 31, 2018
It's been 5 days since I last posted on here?! 😮
— Ben Wallace (@Fear_DaFro) July 31, 2018
@KingJames you are a REAL ONE! Congratulations on the opening and thank you for inspiring others and impacting generations!
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 31, 2018