LeBron James has gone a long way toward helping kids in his community. His "I Promise" program provides interventions at third grade that help push kids to graduate high school. Just this week he expanded the program to help those students get through college at the University of Akron.
As it turns out there's someone else he's putting through Akron ... himself.
"I'm signed up at the University of Akron for whenever I'm able to get a little bit of down time. That's always been a conversation that took place to take some college courses, take some classes," he said. "So right now I just do a lot of reading, book reading, and obviously I'm around some really good people that I kind of take their knowledge and sort it into my mind."
As for what James would study, he said he's fond of both world history and math.
"I love world history, just the history of how everything was put together. I love that part of things, and people that founded the world, made this world such a beautiful place. I'm pretty fond of that," James said. "I love when I go around, obviously every summer traveling places, and it's kind of unique to see how we kind of built things. Who kind of ruled places at certain points of time. It's pretty cool."
James has an eidetic memory, so the idea of him absorbing all of human history is a little concerning. It's like if you give artificial intelligence access to all of human history and then it decides humanity can't be free because it only destroys itself. But still, the discussions with James in class would be fascinating.
"Man, the Romans were just completely overwhelmed at the Battle of Cannae."
"Yeah, well, they were never down 3-1 to the team that won 73 games, so..."
It's cool that James is pursuing this, though, and it helps for providing that example to the students he's helping.
If James had come out of high school after the age restriction, he's talked about how he would have gone to Ohio State. But then, that's assuming John Calipari hadn't worked his magic on wooing him, as James and Calipari later became friends.