LeBron James plans to take college classes in free time

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LeBron James plans to attend college
Thursday October 13th, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James plans to attend and take classes at Akron whenever his schedule allows for it, according to Ohio.com.

“I’m signed up at the University of Akron for whenever I’m able to get a little bit of down time,” James said. “That’s always been a conversation that took place to take some college courses, take some classes,” he said. “So right now I just do a lot of reading, book reading, and obviously I’m around some really good people that I kind of take their knowledge and sort it into my mind.”

James did not attend college after being drafted with the No. 1 pick of the 2003 NBA draft out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron.

He recently paid for the college tuition of students that completed his “I PROMISE” program, where students graduate from a high school in the area and also achieve certain standardized test scores as well as some community service time.

James tells Ohio.com that he has interest in world history and math and could take classes with that focus.

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“I love world history, just the history of how everything was put together. I love that part of things, and people that founded the world, made this world such a beautiful place. I’m pretty fond of that,” James said. “I love when I go around, obviously every summer traveling places, and it’s kind of unique to see how we kind of built things. Who kind of ruled places at certain points of time. It’s pretty cool.”

LeBron James' 12-year-old son already has offers to play college basketball.

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