NBA: LeBron James opens School for UNDERPRIVILEGED Children

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NBA star Lebron James has opened a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron in Ohio on Tuesday.

The school is a joint venture between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them.

The 33-year-old, who recently moved from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year contract worth $154 million, hopes the school will help kids who are falling behind in education and struggling at home.

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“This means everything,” James told The Associated Press in an interview before the public event. “I think this is the greatest accomplishment for me because it’s not just me. A championship is for a team, that’s for an organization and a city. But these kids, this is for generation after generation after generation and it’s for these kids, so it means everything.”

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“There is no way I could have imagined this,” he said. “I remember our foundation having a bike-a-thon, and I never thought a five-mile bike ride would turn into a school. This is something I’m at a loss of words for.”

The school will house 240 at-risk kids from third and fourth grade in Akron.

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