LeBron James: New Facility for Kids Isn’t Enough to Sway Haters
No matter what NBA star LeBron James does in his career, he will always be a villain.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America have been doing great things for the children of this country for years, and James has been contributing heavy since he joined the NBA.
Especially in his home state of Ohio.
Even after leaving Cleveland in the dust last offseason to sign with the Miami Heat, the Akron native has continued to donate time and money to his hometown charities.
James told the Cleveland Plain Dealer about his intentions with the facility:
I wanted to give the young people of Akron the opportunity for a great future, a place where they can find the help and support they need to close the academic achievement gap and learn the importance of good character.
It is amazing how much James does for his hometown, but no matter how much money he donates or how many bike rides he takes with local children, there will always be people who dislike him for the way he left the Cavaliers.
Fair or not, that is the truth of the matter, and LeBron knows that. That’s what makes these donations and charity events even more authentic, and James hardly ever looks for a pat on the back for making a difference.
LeBron has realized that he can’t win the media over or many of the fans, but he needs to learn to avoid all controversy by just avoiding the traps people set for him. He has a tendency of putting his foot in his mouth, and striding towards mainstream acceptance will only come with walking the walk.
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