For the King.
The LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) has announced that they will be opening the world’s first and only official museum dedicated to the journey and milestones of LeBron James. The LeBron James’ Home Court, located at House Three Thirty in Akron, Ohio, will open on November 25, 2023.
The immersive multimedia experience will take visitors through LeBron’s life, from his Spring Hill Apartment #602 curated by LeBron’s mother, Gloria James, to his “Fab Five” years at St. Vincent – St. Mary’ and ten throughout his legendary career so far in the League, from the ’03 NBA Draft to his championship runs in Cleveland, Miami and Los Angeles, plus his gold-medal winning Olympic years.
“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,” LeBron James said via an official press release. “I’ve been known to hang on to a lot of things over the years, and I always knew there would be a time and place to bring them out. I’m so proud that place is House Three Thirty, a space my Foundation created to serve my I Promise families and the entire community.”
The exhibit will give fans a walk-in-the-footsteps view of James’ life through items from his personal collection, including the iconic all-white ’03 NBA Draft suit, the infamous 3-1 drum set, his high school McDonald’s All-American jersey and the original TV from his Spring Hill apartment. There’s also a recreation of St. Vincent – St. Mary’s LeBron James Arena which includes the original rim and backboard LeBron played on during his time at St. V.
It also feature a collection of fan art he’s received over the years, the original shoes he’s played his biggest moments in, James family photos in his replica office, and notes from his journey along the way. There’s also moments that touch on his business and philanthropy, plus a self-guided tour that tells the story of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s evolution from a bikeathon to a world-renowned model for community building.
Reservations for LeBron James’ Home Court are available now for presale here, with the first public tours beginning on November 25. General admission tickets are $23.
All proceeds from tickets sales go back into House Three Thirty’s innovative job training program that provides I Promise students, parents, educators and family members with new skills and employment opportunities.
To celebrate opening weekend, the original paintings of Dirk Rozich’s LeBron art that is featured inside the Home Court entryway will be available for sale inside House Three Thirty’s Retail Shop as well as reproductions. For more information on House Three Thirty and all of its year-round offerings, please visit housethreethirty.com.
Source website: www.slamonline.com