LeBron James was honored in his hometown of Akron, Ohio with a new museum.
The LeBron James Family Foundation opened “LeBron James’s Home Court” over the weekend. James’ Laker teammates were in attendance during the opening and were able to take a tour of the new exhibit. The museum goes inside the life and career of the NBA Champion.
He expressed how he felt about the opening and said, “It’s very special. To be a kid of Akron, I grew up 30 miles south of here, and to be able to be drafted here and spend my first seven years here and then come back for four more years and do some special things that the franchise had never seen.”
James continued, “When I was drafted, I said I wanted to light this place up like Vegas, so I feel I did a decent job of doing that while I was here for my 11 years.”
The museum displays James’ jerseys, a recreation of his childhood apartment and it goes through the years of him playing in Cleveland, Miami, and Los Angeles.
For every ticket that is purchased, the proceeds will go toward The LeBron James Foundation to support the students of I Promise as well as the educators and family members.