I PROMISE...TO NEVER FORGET WHERE I CAME FROM
LeBron James graduated from STVM in 2003. He spent four memorable years playing basketball and winning three state championships and one national championship under the leadership of Coach Dru Joyce. LeBron was also a member of the Fighting Irish football team his freshman, sophomore and junior year. LeBron was inducted into the STVM Athletic Hall of Fame on August 9, 2011 with his teammates and lifelong friends: Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis and Sian Cotton. LeBron and his teammates have a special bond that was best told to the world in the movie More Than a Game and also in the book Shooting Stars by Buzz Bissinger.
Coming home as an NBA Champion in 2012, MVP and Olympic Gold Medalist , STVM held a congratulatory assembly for their “Chosen One." The theme of that assembly revolved around LeBron’s “I Promise” campaign. At that assembly, LeBron surprised the school by making his own promise ; to outfit every athletic team with a new Nike uniform. The athletes were delighted. In 2012, LeBron also pledged $1 million to renovate his old stomping grounds. The completion of The LeBron James Arena was marked by a ceremonial grand opening on December 14, 2013.
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The gymnasium has been renovated and includes the following:
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