LeBron James Opens Up About Why He Joined the Lakers

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While James has taken some flack from those who believe joining the Lakers means The King no longer is prioritizing winning, the NBA's second-best player loved what James did. The I Promise School opened in Akron on Monday, with the first students walking through the doors for the start of the public elementary school's inaugural school year.

Several pictures from I Promise the school built by LeBron James in Akron, Ohio have surfaced and the only word that comes to mind is "incredible".

James, who just signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers, has been setting up deals all over town via his and Carter's SpringHill Entertainment.

A day after the James family was escorted out of a high school gym for their own safety, LeBron James Sr. was back watching LeBron James Jr. and the North Coast Blue Chips at the Made Hoops tournament.

Despite sharing the same locker room with LeBron James for only half a season, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. was able to get the full treatment, in terms of being under the microscope as LeBron's teammate.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, James' foundation was the top donor towards the construction of the school and worked with Akron Public Schools to meet all standards and regulations. Hopefully Monday's school opening is just the first of many more great days for the three-time National Basketball Association champ in Northeast Ohio.

This summer marked the third time in eight years James has changed teams. "I walked the same streets".

Even if the Lakers' location gave them a sizable advantage over other franchises, it's unlikely they're too fussed with the reasons for James' arrival.

"You look at the Lakers, being able to play for a historic franchise, with so much history".


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