LeBron Reveals Startling Story Behind his First Exposure to White America
The highly entertaining HBO series hosted by LeBron James, “The Shop” is back.
In a startling to episode, James opens up on his startling past, revealing how uncomfortable he was back in his teens when he was first exposed to White America. Growing up in a poor community
“When I first went to the ninth grade in high school, I was on some ‘I’m not f***ing with white people,’ ” James said. “I was so institutionalized growing up in the ‘hood, it was like, ‘They don’t f*** with us, they don’t want us to succeed.’”
LeBron talks about the transition from his neighborhood to his catholic high school, being around all white people for the first time and finding out what a pantry is pic.twitter.com/BhIpxsC5xJ
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The Los Angeles Lakers superstar attended St. Vincent-St. Mary Catholic High School in Akron, Ohio, and was known around the basketball world as a teenaged prodigy. According to him, upon entering school, James stayed to himself, focusing solely on basketball, hoping to not communicate with his new white classmates.
‘The Shop’ has quickly gained popularity for it’s spirited and free-flowing discussion as well as for its high-profile guests appearing alongside James himself.