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City Of Akron Celebrates "LeBron James Day" Featured

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It is officially "LeBron James Day" in the City of Akron, as Mayor Dan Horrigan congratulated the Akron native and NBA superstar for his record setting performance last night in Los Angeles.

James became the all-time N-B-A scoring leader, passing Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38-thousand 3-hundred-87 points record that stood for 39 years.

"On the court, LeBron James has demonstrated elite athletic ability, determination, and grit over the course of his career,” said Mayor Dan Horrigan.

“Despite all the on-court and worldwide accolades, LeBron never forgot his humble roots right here in Akron. The LeBron James Family Foundation has invested resources, time, and passion into creating generational change for Akron’s youth and families. His actions on and off the court are the prime example of leadership. 38,390 points in, and I cannot wait to see what he does next. On behalf of myself and the entire City of Akron, congratulations LeBron James!”

Additionally, the Mayor said, a commemorative video graphic will be playing on the Akron Civic Theatre external video board, facing Lock 3 Park, which sits along King James Way in downtown Akron, and he encouraged all of Akron’s residents to "look to LeBron’s incredible career as inspiration, and as a reminder that a kid from Akron can achieve anything with hard work, determination, and perseverance."



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