KEY POINTS

  • Lebron James is one of the most decorated athletes in the NBA
  • Lebron started the I Promise School in 2018
  • The I Promise School has expanded to giving free tuition to Kent State University 

Lebron James has accomplished so much already in his decorated NBA career. He was an 18-year-old athletic specimen who came straight out of High School. His rise to stardom came at an instant and hasn’t stopped ever since.

The way he has dominated the league has been on full display since the early 2000s and continues to do so at an elite level. The kid from Akron has brought pride to the cities he has played at with his once in a lifetime athleticism and leadership.

His accolades include three championships and four MVP trophies – an indicator that he’s already one of the best to play the game. But he recently shared that his biggest accomplishment is in the recent development with the I Promise campaign. The I Promise Network is part of the Lebron James Foundation that seeks to provide full academic support for the at-risk students across the Akron school district.

Now James has taken his initiative to the next level as he surprised the inaugural class of his I Promise School to free tuition to Kent State University. The news came during a campus visit of the kids where the kids were told to open an envelope that included the surprise.

“I just know there are so many kids in my community who just don’t have many options,” said the four-time MVP.  

He continues by saying that this development in his I Promise School is his way of giving these kids the empowerment to decide on what they can do in the future. The four years of free tuition for these students to Kent State will be a major help financially to these excelling students. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done,” exclaimed James.

While his foundation is busy with this expansion in his charity campaign, Lebron and the rest of the LA Lakers look to solidify their top spot in the Western Conference. They are in first place with a 41-12 record, hitting their first 40-win season since the 2012-2013 campaign.