The star of the failing Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, is opening a museum to himself in Akron, Ohio. James was born in Akron but since went Hollywood and now wants a museum so Akron can remember and pay homage to him. And they called Trump a narcissist.
The LeBron James Family Foundation announced it is building a museum in Akron to honor the journey and legacy of a star NBA player who only won three championships (the bubble year does not count). LeBron’s foundation posted an announcement on Instagram that said:
“The story of @kingjames will live on in Akron forever inside the one-and-only LeBron James Museum by @upperdecksports at House Three Thirty. We can’t wait to bring the story of the kid from Akron to life for all to see in 2023.”
No word on if the museum will have an exhibit on the proper way to cave to China while still claiming you give a darn about human rights.
From USA Today:
The first exhibit space will feature his humble early years growing up in Akron’s Springhill Apartments.
The space will explore how growing up in humble surroundings made him the person he is today.
The next exhibit space will focus on how he honed his basketball skills, winning accolades and championships at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and forging friendships that have lasted a lifetime.
This all leads up to the big show — his NBA career.
From the Cavaliers to the Heat back to the Cavaliers to the Lakers, this large exhibit space will take in his professional basketball career, which includes four NBA championships and two gold medals in the Olympics.
The next exhibit space will take a look at his off-the-court business ventures, such as a pizza business and various entertainment endeavors that include TV shows like “The Wall” and his movies like the recent reboot of “Space Jam.”
From The Root:
James said this month that he would finish his career with whatever team drafted his son, Bronny.
James began his career with the Cavs, announcing his decision to join the Miami Heat in a controversial 2010 ESPN special to join a Miami Heat team that won NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.
He went back “home” to Cleveland and led the Cavs to that city’s first championship in any professional sport in decades in 2016 before rolling out again in 2018 to try bringing the Lakers back to glory in the post-Kobe Bryant era.
But that hasn’t gone to script. The LeBron era Lakers won one ring in the pandemic-shortened 2019-2020 season and signed James to an $85 million contract extension.
But they were bounced from the playoffs in the first round the following year and the LeBron-led Lakers are currently below .500 and on the outside of the playoff hunt.
KING HUMBLE pic.twitter.com/NwbpwjuvyK— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 7, 2022