LeBron James' "The Shop" will debut on HBO in August

O'Neal, the 18-year-old son of National Basketball Association legend Shaquille O'Neal, took to Instagram on Thursday to shed some light on how much he can relate to LeBron Jr., aka Bronny. "A year ago was the first time I really had some time to go watch them play".

The school hopes to expand year by year, going to second and fifth grades next year until it is grades 1-8 by 2022, according to reports.

James also spoke at length about the opening of his foundation's "I Promise" school in Akron, saying it was bittersweet he wouldn't be there to watch the kids grow firsthand.

While much of the focus and attention on LeBron James has centered around his signing a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday is a monumental day on a personal level.

Despite sharing the same locker room with LeBron James for only half a season, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. was able to get the full treatment, in terms of being under the microscope as LeBron's teammate. James' life was turned around between fourth and fifth grade, when he had flawless attendance, thanks to the intervention of Frank and Pam Walker.In 1993, the Walker family took James in and encouraged him to focus on his education at a city school in Akron. You feel like you're just supposed to play it out in one spot. And with his son now making waves in the high-school basketball scene it seems the NBA star is eager for James jr.to carve his own path. You look at the Lakers, and being able to play for a historic franchise, with so much history, you know? From there, a random selection was made of all students who met that criteria and invited them to be a part of the I Promise School.

James, now 33 years of age, knows a thing or two about what it's like to grow up in an inner-city environment.


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