LeBron James, often recalling himself as “just a kid from Akron,” will be honored with the opening of The LeBron James’ Home Court museum in his hometown on November 25. The museum provides self-guided tours, beginning with recreations of LeBron’s modest Spring Hill apartment and the St. Vincent-St. Mary’s high school gym where he showcased his early basketball talents.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view notable items from LeBron’s personal collection, including the iconic all-white 2003 NBA Draft suit and the memorable 3-1 drum set. On display are also his high school McDonald’s All-American jersey and the original TV from his Spring Hill apartment. The museum features an original backboard and rim from St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, where LeBron earned the moniker ‘The Chosen One’ before embarking on his NBA journey with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers.
A dedicated gallery showcases fan art received by LeBron over the years, original shoes worn during significant moments, family photos in a replica of his office, and notes chronicling his journey, including Olympic achievements.
Expressing his sentiments, LeBron stated, “My dream was always to put Akron on the map, so to have a place in my hometown that allows me to share my journey with my fans from all over the world means a lot to me.” He further added, “I’ve been known to hang on to a lot of things over the years, and I always knew there would be a time and place to bring them out.”
Situated at House Three Thirty, a community-focused facility initiated by LeBron’s foundation, the museum aims to give back to the community where he grew up. General admission tickets are priced at $23, matching his former uniform number, and all proceeds contribute to House Three Thirty’s job training program.
”This is still so crazy to me that this is happening!!” LeBron posted on social media.
“Can’t wait for my fans all over the world to get a peek behind the curtain to see what we’ve built and where it all began.
“Ain’t nobody better mess up my room either!!
“Only in Akron!”