I PROMISE School students cheer on LeBron James virtually at Lakers-Thunder game


LeBron James has special guests in the virtual stands on Wednesday night for the Los Angeles Lakers 105-86 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James’ I PROMISE students attend on videoboards

Students and staff from the I PROMISE School and program attended the game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on the 17-foot videoboards set up behind the teams on the sidelines.

James and his family foundation opened the I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, two years ago to give inner city kids a strong foundation inside and outside of school.

“I didn’t get a chance to see them, but my mom sent me a clip after the game,” James said, via USA Today Sports. “That was pretty cool.”

The group watched the game from the I PROMISE Village. The students in the school were in grades 3-6 and were joined by school staff. The students in the higher school program are in grades 7-12.

There were also some of James’ advisory board members and 10 of the “330 Ambassadors” who attended virtually. The ambassadors are Akron city high school students who mentor the I PROMISE students.

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More than 300 fans appear virtually on the videoboard for each game. Their heads and chests are taken from their video and inserted into the seats at the courts.

[H/T USA Today Sports]

LeBron James, center stands with his wife Savannah, started the I PROMISE School in 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

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