Published: Tue, July 31, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

LeBron James Opens Up About Why He Joined the Lakers

LeBron James Opens Up About Why He Joined the Lakers

"This has always kind of been a dream come true for me".

LeBron James won't rule out a second homecoming in Cleveland.

Though he said the move to LA from his hometown state of OH is "bittersweet" because he just opened a school in Akron, James called becoming a Laker "a dream come true". The I Promise School, which is part of the Akron Public Schools, opens Monday for 240 third- and fourth-graders. Even more fantastic, James played in every game.

The "I Promise" school is a public school in Akron that will offer services for students and their families. The I Promise School has a longer school day and longer school year.

James helped open the public school by funding it through the LeBron James Family Foundation, helping provide funding for the construction and management of the school.

LeBron James speaks with media inside a classroom at the opening of his I Promise school in Akron.

The addition of James has the potential to put the Lakers back to relevancy in the league after a five-year playoff hiatus.

Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, has been hailed for the coup, yet some have felt the location was the true draw.

And ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says Anthony will now head to Houston to link up with James Harden and Chris Paul. For me to be in this position now, the excitement that I have to be a Laker, I'm happy to be apart of it because I believe the Lakers is a historical franchise, we all know that, but it's a championship franchise and that's what we're trying to get back to.

"This is where it is today".

"On one hand I got my school, which I'm blown away by, and then I have my next chapter of my personal life, being a part of the Lakers organization and continuing to do what I love to do, and that's to play the game of basketball, so, there it is".

It is also highly encouraged to check out the Instagram story of the Los Angeles Times' Tania Ganguli highlighting supplies provided to teachers, the broadcasting studio, the bikes for every kid, and more.

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