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LeBron James envisions taking college courses someday


LeBron James of course bypassed college and made the leap from high school straight to the NBA. But the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar hopes to one day make up for missed time by taking some college classes at his hometown University of Akron.

Actually, James apparently is already enrolled at the school.

“I’m signed up at the University of Akron for whenever I’m able to get a little bit of down time,” James said Thursday, via’s Joe Vardon. “That’s always been a conversation that took place to take some college courses, take some classes. 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.”

There has been no confirmation of James’ enrollment just yet. But it hardly would be surprising had James selected the University of Akron as the place where he would eventually take classes. The school recently changed the name of its college of education to the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education. It’s the least he could do.

Not only that, an aspect of his foundation’s mission is help place at-risk students at the school by awarding them scholarships.

And then on Thursday, it was announced that an “institute” has been created at the University of Akron to make sure those same students are given the guidance necessary to one day graduate.

As far as getting some coursework under his belt, James-led teams usually play deep into the postseason, so it would be difficult for him to even register for a summer course.

The only way James will probably manage to get in some classes anytime soon is if the University of Akron offers online coursework.

All that aside, when James in fact does find time to take a few classes here or there, what area of study interests him?

“I love world history, just the history of how everything was put together,” James said. “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.”