LeBron James is gearing up to introduce his hometown, Akron, Ohio, to a unique experience later this month with the grand opening of the ‘LeBron James’ Home Court’ museum on November 25 at House Three Thirty.
As the inaugural museum solely dedicated to documenting the life and basketball odyssey of the soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famer, it promises fans an immersive, self-guided tour, unveiling several “never-before-seen items.”
The journey kicks off with LeBron’s mother, Gloria James, delving into his childhood. The exhibit moves through his formative years at St. Vincent – St. Mary’s, showcasing the original rim and backboard he used during that time.
Coming: The LeBron James Museum.
The LeBron James Family Foundation (https://t.co/NkJUBlHwJU) announced a museum “dedicated to the journey and milestones of LeBron” will open in his hometown of Akron on Nov. 25. Tickets? $23, fittingly. Benefit: House Three Thirty’s programs. pic.twitter.com/jBRg6jPdaJ
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From there, the tour takes fans through pivotal moments, including his 2003 draft as the No. 1 overall pick, triumphant championship runs with the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers, and his remarkable Olympic accomplishments.
An engaging walkthrough tells these stories, creating an environment that captures the essence of LeBron’s stellar career. A special gallery highlights the iconic shoes worn by the four-time MVP in some of his most significant games, complemented by fan art, family photos, and personal notes.
LeBron James expressed his excitement, stating, “My dream was always to put Akron on the map, so to have a place in my hometown that allows me to share my journey with my fans from all over the world means a lot to me.”
The basketball legend, who has held onto meaningful memorabilia throughout his career, is thrilled to showcase them in a space created by his foundation, House Three Thirty. This venue serves his I Promise families and the entire community, marking a proud moment for James and a significant addition to the Akron landscape.