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LeBron James joined the opening of his Akron, Ohio elementary school for at-risk youth on Monday, a project that was made possible through the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Obamas join LeBron James’ peers in praise for school
While students walked in awe of their new public school, James has been heaped with praise from his NBA peers and now former First Lady Michelle Obama for the program that promises job assistance for the parents of students, college tuition for graduates, meals and even free bikes.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry may be one of James’ biggest rivals on the court, but he knows good work when he sees it.
Meanwhile, James’ longtime friends Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade publicly praised him for his remarkable community effort.
As did brief former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Isaiah Thomas.
James, meanwhile, made sure that the Obamas’ shout-out didn’t go unnoticed.
James has received a lot of attention for his school opening and rightfully so. Regardless of your thoughts on him as a basketball player, there’s no reasonable criticism of his community outreach.
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