WATCH: LeBron surprises I Promise School with new gym
MANILA, Philippines – Talk about giving back to the community.
LeBron James surprised students at his I Promise School with the announcement of building a new gym thanks to a $1 million grant from the Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation.
"I wish I was in the third or fourth grade again," James said.
The four-time NBA MVP is known for his rags-to-riches story, getting himself and his mother out of poverty through basketball when he was drafted first overall in 2003 out of high school.
Arguably the most influential basketball player today and one of the highest paid athletes in the world, James backed the opening of the I Promise School through his LeBron James Family Foundation.
The school – situated in James' hometown of Akron, Ohio – was established in 2018 and started teaching Grades 3 and 4.
James is currently on vacation after missing the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005. – Rappler.com