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LeBron James opens ‘Home Court’ museum in Akron

NBA star launches personal journey-based museum; coincides with Cavaliers-Lakers game, honors record-breaking career

by Ikeoluwa Ogungbangbe

LeBron James, the basketball superstar hailing from Akron, Ohio, marked a historic moment on Nov. 25 with the grand opening of his own journey-based museum, LeBron James’ Home Court.

This exciting event coincided with a thrilling game between the Los Angeles Lakers, his current team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team where his NBA journey began. They honored James for breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record before the match.

The significance of this momentous occasion is amplified by the extensive sports collection within the museum, lovingly curated by none other than LeBron’s mother, Gloria James. The LeBron James’ Home Court is a collection of sports memorabilia saved largely by her.

James also showed indepth appreciation to his mother for keeping these things that have since become part of this museum. “My mom always saved everything from the time I started playing sports. And now, it’s paying off,” he stated after the game.

Also, just before LA versus CLE contest on that day, James spent a moment thinking about his background and career. James stressed how important it is to him that he was raised in Akron. “Being a kid from Akron, drafted and playing my first seven years in Cleveland has been extraordinary. I wanted to light up Cleveland like Vegas, and I believe I made a significant impact,” Lebron clarified.

The museum has some unforgettable artifacts like the suit Lebron wore during his draft day of 2003, and some shoes he wore during the games that were crucial to his career. A general admission ticket to the museum only costs $23 which goes into supporting the training fund at James’ ‘I Promise School’ in Akron.

James also spoke about his pride in returning back to his neighborhood. “To be able to give back to my hometown through this facility that would display our accomplishments and community spirit is amazing,” he said.

Moreover, James appreciated all the effort made by the foundation towards making a difference and considered it as a tribute that was set up in their honor.

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