LeBron James has been signed to Nike since 2003 and the sportswear giant just announced the latest addition to the World Headquarters will serve as the site of its Beaverton-based Advanced Innovation team.
The campus expansion will feature an enormous Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL), a full NBA-size basketball court, 200-meter endurance track, 100-meter straightaway, and artificial turf training pitch.
“It’s so surreal,” said James. “It’s been an honor to be a part of such a great company for the last 18 years. And to know that a building with my name will reside on campus — it’s truly an honor, and I feel truly special.”
LeBron James’ building, just like Serena Williams’ previously announced building, is set to open in 2020.
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😱🥺😊Man this is so surreal! When I got the call this was happening I couldn’t believe it! I was literally shedding tears. You guys know where I come from but if you don’t I come from the inner city projects, single mother, only child, and statistics would suggest I would never EVER make it out let alone be alive still to tell you about it. Now I’ll have my own building at the Nike Head World Quarter where my family and I legacy will live on forever. The home of the Advance Innovation team and new state of the art Nike Sports Research Lab! Everything will get made and lab tested in my building! Like WHAT?!?!? THIS IS BEYOND CRAZY‼️ I wanna thank Nike once again for taking a chance on a 18 year old kid from Akron, OH. I’m proud to be #SwooshLifeForLife 🙏🏾 #JamesGang👑 #striveforgreatness🚀