Citizens of Akron and fans across the nation are stilling marveling at the efforts of LeBron James and his new I Promise Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. Could he one day take his talents to capitol hill and become the new Secretary of Education?
Fans have started a petition for King James to replace the current Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. So far the petition is just short of the goal of 10,000 supporters and notes the basketball icon as an “inspiration,” while slamming DeVos.
“The first candidate is famed athlete LeBron James, a highly respected and extremely influential community advocate and activist who recently opened a state-of-the-art public school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio — with community services on-site like job placement for parents, guaranteed college tuition for every student who graduates, and a score of other student services like a FREE bicycle and helmet,” the petition reads.
“The second candidate is Betsy DeVos, a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education, wants to gut protections for women and minorities, and has advocated for teachers to be armed in schools.”
While the job seems intriguing its very unlikely that LeBron James will leave his over one hundred million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers behind or his current ventures in Hollywood. There is also that little rift that he has with President Donald Trump. But if you want to catch him on the court, his Lakers debut is October 16 against the Portland Trailblazers.