This week, basketball star Lebron James criticized the president on CNN. Pretty sad, if you ask me.
Lebron is celebrated for his athletic skills. That’s nice. We never asked him for his political opinion.
Considering his expertise is on throwing a ball through a hoop, I doubt he has much to offer the political spectrum.
He’s not a well-known businessman that’s help shape American real estate for over three decades. Nor is he a billionaire that is helping regular people get jobs, better wages, and keep more of their hard-earned cash.
Lebron just throws a ball into a hoop.
Actually, he does much more. Like hitting the Akron school district with a massive, financial burden. That’s one big skeleton in the closet.
You wouldn’t know from all the national coverage that LeBron James isn’t paying for everything at his new I Promise School in Akron.
He’s paying for part of it. A good part of it.
But it’s also a public school within the Akron school district, which means that taxpayers will pay for the bulk of the costs…
The district will pay more than half the costs – perhaps around 75 percent – once it is fully running…
It’s a district-owned building. The district will hire and pay the teachers and administration. Kids will ride district buses to school. And they will all eat the free breakfast and lunch the district gives all students.
I Promise will eventually cost about $8 million a year to run out of the district’s regular budget, covered mostly by shifting students, teachers and money from other schools, the district says.
So basically, James has created an $8 million burden for the school district.
Had Lebron not bothered to create this huge PR scheme—I mean, school—the district could have used those funds on much less expensive schools. Instead, James spends a paltry (for him) $2 million, leaving the state to scramble for the rest of the cash.
Think about it: I Promise will suck up $8 million (or more) of the district’s needed funds. Have you ever heard of a school district that doesn’t have funding problems? Now Akron is going to have to cut back funds—from every other project and school—in order to support Lebron’s ego.
Here’s an idea Lebron: PAY FOR THE DAMN SCHOOL YOURSELF. If you want all the credit, do all the work.
But this just like an entitled liberal. They want all the privileges and glory but expect the rest of us to pay for it.
Pretty shocking to think this is the same man attacking the president. You know, the one person in the country looking out for hard-working Americans?
Maybe next time Lebron can keep his mouth shut.