You can take Lebron out of Ohio, but you can’t take Ohio out of Lebron.
This week, Lebron James announced the opening of a new public elementary school for Akron’s at-risk children. Really, his I Promise School is much more than that.
LeBron James’s school:
—tuition is free
—uniforms are free
—transportation is free
—kids get free bikes
—breakfast, lunch & snacks
—program for students’ parents to complete their high school education
—kids who complete it get free tuition at UofAkron pic.twitter.com/D7Y8qtIa9S
— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) July 31, 2018
The school will feature longer days, a non-traditional yearly schedule, and a heightened focus on student support outside the hours of learning. Akron’s school district report card is currently a grim sight, and the I Promise School could meet a major need in the community.
Kudos to Lebron for giving back to his hometown.
The Mets Keep Being The Mets
You guys, the Mets are just so bad this year.
They’re approaching historic levels of lousy playing. Even their fans, a group that’s historically familiar with failure, are so blown away by the Mets’ current level of suckitude that they’re starting to take drastic measures.
This season’s mess came to a head on Tuesday when the Mets endured their worst loss in franchise history: a 25-4 massacre at the hands of the staggeringly mediocre Washington Nationals (whose win percentage is exactly .500 at time of publishing).
Not even the Mets broadcasters, who were paid to watch the game, had the strength to do so.
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 1, 2018
Twitter, of course, had jokes.
*Sees Mets as a top trend on Twitter and wonders what they could have possibly done this time*
*Clicks on trend*
— Molly Geary (@mollyjgeary) August 1, 2018
i mentioned the Mets’ score in the car and my daughter asked “why don’t they just end the game?”
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) August 1, 2018
It’s amazing that a 19-0 game in the fifth inning isn’t immediately and obviously the low point of this Mets season.
— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) August 1, 2018
Even the Mets had to chime in.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 1, 2018
It’s worth noting that despite the abysmal year the Mets are having, the trade deadline passed just hours before last night’s thrashing without management making any notable moves.
Draymond Vs. Tristan
The feud between Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson has been reignited.
Rumors have swirled for two weeks about a fight between two big-name players at an ESPYs afterparty hosted by Lebron James, and the story is finally out in the open.
According to sources, the issue was related to the conflict between the two during and following the NBA finals (where Tristan shoved a ball at Green, who later told the media he would “meet [Thompson] in the streets”). Allegedly, Green approached Thompson and attempted to apologize. Tristan wasn’t having it, and after initially dismissing Green, TT made contact with Dray’s face.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 1, 2018
Tristan Thompson, as some of you may recall, is the worst.
Media credit: NBA TV, Giphy