By Dymond Alexis
LeBron James is the epitome of greatness, humbleness and motivation; continuing to inspire and break down barriers within society.
James recently joined well-known franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers, joining star player Brandon Ingram and new picks Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley and more. James stayed during an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he joined the Lakers because, at this point of his career challenges are goals for him.
“So we look forward to all the challenges. And, I mean, eyebrows are always going to get raised when my name is involved anyway. So it shouldn’t even be a surprise.”
Remember when he joined the Miami Heat in 2010? The year prior, the team wasn’t doing that well (47-35) and lost to the Boston Celtics in the first round. James joined the super-team, after adjusting to each other, Miami became champions in 2012. The Lakers haven’t made the playoffs since 2013 and last season they were 35-47; not too shy from Miami’s season in 2009.
James is an unbelievable player and the Los Angeles Lakers will indeed become championships in 2020.
Not only is he joining the Lakers at a perfect time but, James has opened a new public school in his hometown Akron, Ohio.
The LeBron James Family Foundation partnered with the Akron Public Schools system to create the school, which opened its doors for the first time to 240 third and fourth grade students who enrolled in the program to benefit at-risk youth.
“It’s kind of a bittersweet moment right now, sitting here in my school that I’m opening around these kids, around this community and then at the same time, making a switch to the other coast, being a part of the Lakers now,” James told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.
The school, I Promise, plans to add more grades as the years go on.