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LeBron James is donating $1 million to his old high school for upgrades to turn its antiquated gymnasium into a state-of-the-art facility. The gymnasium at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School opened in 1959 — and the floor’s dimensions were not even to regulation. The new gymnasium will be called “The LeBron James Arena.”
LeBron James said he always knew if he became an NBA star, at some point in his life he would make sure the antiquated gymnasium at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School was renovated.
Now the challenge could be sticking to his budget.
The three-time NBA Most Valuable Player now with the Miami Heat has donated $1 million for a state-of-the-art gym at his alma mater that is slated for completion this fall.
Built in 1958 and opened Feb. 16, 1959, the old gym cost $270,000, the equivalent of $2.16 million today. Its court measured 84 feet by 50 feet, not the 94 by 50 size being constructed now.
It’s great to see LeBron James continuing to give back to his community. He is beloved in Akron and he’s certainly given the community reason to continue to root for its hometown hero. Maybe the citizens of Akron will be able to root him on in a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey when he can opt out of his contract after next season with the Miami Heat. Never say never.
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LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award — and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.
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LeBron James is quickly approaching a club that not many athletes will have membership to. ESPN.com is reporting that James will be named NBA MVP for the second straight season, and his fourth career MVP overall.
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“He’s earned it,” Heat coach Erik...
The GREAT guys from cabletv.com recently did some research on NBA salaries and found that LeBron James is the most underpaid athlete in the NBA. Here are some of the more powerful statistics they found:
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LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award -
and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.
Probably the worst kept secret of the year has finally been revealed. LeBron James has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2nd year in a row. James earns his 4th MVP overall, joining an elite class of NBA legends. Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain all earned at least 4 MVP awards as well. While the NBA released the winner, they...
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“I think it’s very noble on his part," James said. “I think it’s a strong thing to do, and I think as NBA players, we all offer him our support.”
Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated story...
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