Museum Dedicated to LeBron James is Opening in His Hometown of Akron

LeBron James at the
LeBron James at the "Hustle" film premiere in June 2022. Photo by MediaPunch/Shutterstock (12969126ar)

A museum dedicated to the life and career of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will soon open in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

According to the announcement, LeBron James’ Home Court museum is ready to welcome its first visitors on November 25. Its collection features a recreation of the apartment he grew up, an original rim and backboard from the time James played at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, and various other memorabilia and unique items like James’ original sneakers and family photos.

The admission to LeBron James’ Home Court will cost $23, a nod to his jersey number, while all the proceedings will benefit the Akron community through various projects initiated by The LeBron James Family Foundation. Children aged five and younger will get a fee entry.

“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,” James said in a statement. “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.”