This week marked the opening of the “I Promise School” in Akron, Ohio founded by LeBron James. The school opened its doors to 240 3rd and 4th graders. These particular students have already started to fall behind academically, and have been deemed as at risk students.
People, please stop putting a battery into Lavar Ball’s back, then usurping the energy for your own personal use! It’s selfish. What do I mean by this? When we perceive someone like Lavar Ball as a “rebel” who is going against the very system that is oppressing or exploiting us, we put him on a pedestal. We give his persona a “charge” of energy. We then sit back at our desk at work, or behind our computer, and use his personal plight as a measuring stick for our own progress in this country. It is not!!!!