AKRON, Ohio LeBron James wore a tailored, slim-fitting, gray designer suit and black-rimmed glasses.
"I can't sit back and say nothing", said James, who lists participating in youth athletics as one of the most inclusive experiences of his upbringing.
The school is part of Akron Public Schools, not a charter or private school. When given a hypothetical scenario in which Trump had no viable competition and would be guaranteed to win reelection if James, who has been critical of the president, did not run, James suggested he might.
"I definitely thought long and hard about the possibilities of lining up alongside Ben [Simmons] and [Joel] Embiid or lining up aside [James] Harden and Chris [Paul]", James said.Every race comes together to fight for one common goal and that's to win and to have fun and to have camaraderie and things like that.
"The jitters before the first day of school are real right now", he posted on Sunday.
In November 2017, the LeBron James Family Foundation approached the Akron school board about assisting in the creation of a school created to help at-risk kids who are lagging behind in their studies and struggling at home.
But before organized basketball transformed his life, James said invested teachers helped him go from a fourth grader who missed 83 days of the school year due to hard family circumstances, to a kid with big dreams.
"I have a platform, and I have so many kids and - not only kids but also adults that look for guidance and look for someone to lead them at a time when they feel like their voice isn't powerful", James told ESPN. "Championships, MVPs, I mean, points, rebounds and assists, that stuff is, whatever".Читайте также: Huawei overtakes Apple as world's second biggest smartphone maker
But James said his experience while growing up playing sport was a stark contrast to the way the President was using sport as a vehicle to divide.
Before leaving for Los Angeles, James gave his hometown quite a gift. No matter the goods and the bad, you always want to be around that support system. "You can allow it to affect you, or you can allow it to empower you and rise above it. Thank you! Let's get it. Let's go". "We are honoured they want HBO to be the home of that conversation".
Though James has reached the top of basketball, he has a reputation for being coachable and professional.
"What I've noticed over the last few months, he's kinda used sports to divide us, and that's something I can't relate to", James said, referring to Trump's tendency to lash out at athletes who communicate their views on politics through word and action. James has a production company in Los Angeles.
"It was challenging", James said.
James has joined the LA Lakers on a four-year contract, having previously had two spells with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a stint with Miami Heat.
James is set to return to basketball for the 2018-2019 season, which begins in late October and will end in mid-April. He decided to make a move in hopes of rebuilding the Lakers into a victor.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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