From the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers, NBA legend LeBron James has left an indelible mark in the world of basketball and beyond, the legacy of which most deservedly deserves to be cemented over and again.
According to reports, the star athlete is getting another feather to his cap and this time its way up with a new museum in the 37-year old’s hometown of Akron, Ohio dedicated to showcasing his super impressive career.
The Museum, slated to be on the same street as his “I Promise School” for at-risk youth, founded in 2018 is set to open its doors in 2023, CBS Sports reports.
“When the school opened, we never anticipated the number of people who would come just to take a picture of the sign,” said executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, Michele Campbell. “This museum will be fun for everyone.”
It will be built in the old Tangier Event & Entertainment Center complex and will be reimagined as the House Three Thirty.
A tweet by the LeBron James Family Foundation reads, “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.”
The first exhibit will highlight James’ childhood at Akron’s Springhill Apartments and how that molded him into the man that he is today, reports the outlet. The last exhibit will be dedicated to the LeBron James Family Foundation and its many projects, including the “I Promise School,” in his efforts to give back to the community.
The House Three Thirty will also spotlight bars, restaurants, shops. While the opening date for the complex has not yet been set, this museum is a dream come true for the LeBron James Family Foundation.