LeBron James Admits to Fighting With Other Parents at Son’s Basketball Game

LeBron James' Barbershop-Set Talk Show The Shop Greenlit at HBO

The school will begin with two grades, third and fourth, with plans to expand in the coming years.

James tweeted his excitement on Sunday before the school opened its doors, calling it "one of the greatest moments" of his life.

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The "I Promise School" is a public school similar to the one James came up through, but is much better funded and has superior facilities and supplies than what James had before.

James also spoke at length about the opening of his foundation's "I Promise" school in Akron, saying it was bittersweet he wouldn't be there to watch the kids grow firsthand.

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One little game cancellation can't keep LeBron James away from his son's tournament, and it apparently can't deter Dwyane Wade, either. As part of the event, James is planning a news conference, at which he will publicly discuss for the first time his decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. It has both a longer school day and a longer school year, there will be over 40 staff members, and students that complete the school's program (which has already been ongoing) will get tuition provided by James at the University of Akron, beginning in 2021. 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. James attended Akron Public Schools for eight years, and his mom, Gloria James, had help from the community - people who looked after them and made sure they got what they needed. I walked the same streets, I rode the same bikes on the streets that they ride on. James added that The Shop was partly inspired by his experience as a kid listening to adults in barbershops "talk about sports, clothing, politics, music" and everything else. I went through the same emotions. Being able to play for a historic franchise with so much history and now being able to partner with Magic Johnson, (who is) someone I looked up to when I was younger.

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