LeBron James superfans will officially have a new place to visit this month.
The LeBron James Family Foundation announced Thursday that “LeBron James’ home turf“, a museum dedicated to the life and career of the Los Angeles Lakers star, opens in Akron on November 25, a year and a half after the project was first announced.
Tickets for the museum, open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, are $23 and pay homage to James’ jersey number. Children up to five years old have free entry. All ticket sales reportedly go back to the Akron community James’ house three thirty.
The museum’s attractions include a replica of James’ childhood home curated by his mother Gloria James, a replica of his high school arena at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and memorabilia from his NBA career.
It’s still so crazy to me that this is happening!!! 🤯👑 I can’t wait for my fans around the world to take a look behind the scenes and see what we’ve built and where it all began. 🙏🏾 There’s no one better to mess up my room!! 🤣🤣 Only in Akron! 🤎 https://t.co/TroA5VG7C3
—Lebron James (@KingJames) November 9, 2023
Very rare is the athlete to whom an entire museum is dedicated, and even rarer is the one who opens a museum during his career. Like James said the museum’s announcementit’s about making Akron a destination:
“My dream has always been to put Akron on the map. “So it means a lot to me to have a place in my hometown that allows me to share my journey with my fans from all over the world,” said James. “I’ve been known to hold on to a lot of things over the years, and I always knew there would be a time and a place to bring them out.”
At 38, James, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and four-time champion, still has time to continue his legacy, even if this season has been difficult for the Lakers so far. The team’s record is 3-5 and there are very real questions about its makeup around James.
When James might retire could depend on how his eldest son Bronny’s career goes as he nears his return to USC.