AKRON, Ohio — LeBron James was all smiles on Wednesday as the four-time NBA MVP returned home to Akron to help unveil some new upgrades at the I PROMISE School.
WKYC, in partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation and Kaulig Companies, has helped to create the Kaulig Companies Media Lab, an experiential learning center.
LeBron also took part in a dedication ceremony for a new outdoor basketball court provided by 2K Foundations. For that part of the event, he was joined by his “Fab Five” former teammates from nearby St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
It was just over a year ago when I PROMISE first opened its doors. When Amani Abraham sat down with the 15-time NBA All-Star then, LeBron admitted that he had some 'jitters' about the first day of school.
When Amani and LBJ sat down together along with Matt Kaulig of Kaulig Companies on Wednesday, she started by asking LeBron about how it feels this year to be back at I PROMISE.
"It's kinda still surreal anytime I walk through these doors," LeBron told Amani. "To have thoughts and have a vision become life...it's surreal. It's very humbling. I mean to sit in this media lab right here where our kids get to use it for whatever they like to use it for, it's just amazing."