LeBron James: Basketballer’s “Home Court” Museum Set To Open In His Hometown 

BY Dora Abena Dzaka November 12, 2023 9:11 AM EDT
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On November 25, a museum honoring LeBron James and his numerous accomplishments is scheduled to open in Akron, the hometown of the Los Angeles Lakers star.

The museum dubbed ‘LeBron James’ Home Court,’  will be located at House Three Thirty in Akron, Ohio, and will honor the 38-year-old’s journey.’

As stated by the LeBron James Family Foundation:

The museum will be a multi-media experience that features a reconstruction of the apartment where James and his mother, Gloria, resided. There will also be artifacts from his early years, his time as a player in high school, and championship runs with Cleveland, Miami, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The McDonald’s All-American Game jersey that LeBron James wore in 2003, the original backboard and rim from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the school where James initially drew the attention of basketball fans as a teenager, and his all-white suit, will all be on display.

James established the I Promise School (IPS) in 2018 in his native Akron, Ohio. The LeBron James Family Foundation, the I Promise Network, and Akron Public Schools (APS) collaborated to create IPS.

With the help of the foundation, the school is able to provide a number of services that are not available to most district schools, including free uniforms, tuition-free admission to the University of Akron upon high school graduation, and family services like GED classes and help finding employment.

Along with these distinctive features, the school is also known for having a STEM curriculum, an extended school year, and alternative working conditions for teachers. 

The four-time NBA champion is currently in his 21st professional season. He became the league’s all-time top scorer last year, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.