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Less than three months after he opened the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has been named the winner of the NBA Cares Offseason Community Assist Award.

Issued annually since 2001 and as an offseason honor since 2017, the award is a staple of NBA Cares, the league’s community-service program, and pays respect to a player who best demonstrates “exceptional work” off the court.

This year, that player was James.

“Kaiser Permanente and the NBA are honoring James for his commitment to creating long-term, generational change throughout Northeast Ohio by providing both youth and their parents with year-round educational and wellness resources,” NBA Cares announced Thursday. “James and the LeBron James Family Foundation opened the I Promise School on July 30 and welcomed its first class of more than 240 third- and fourth-grade students.” Continue reading [HERE].

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