Lakers’ LeBron James Hails Russell Westbrook For his New Initiative

Published 02/26/2021, 5:06 AM EST
ORLANDO, FL – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Russell Westbrook and LeBron James attend Ball So Hard All Star Weekend Party on February 24, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


LeBron James is one of the best role-models in the NBA. While on the court, James is one of the best players to ever grace the game of basketball. But off the court, James does a lot of charity work and actively takes part in philanthropy. James is very dedicated to uplifting his communities, as he has shown through several mediums.

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LeBron James gives props to Russell Westbrook

This time around, it was James giving props to another player for philanthropy work. LeBron James took to Instagram and called out to Russell Westbrook. Westbrook recently announced that he was working to open several schools in his hometown of Los Angeles. James, who himself has done a lot of work in trying to provide educational opportunities, showed a lot of love to Russ for his work.

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LeBron James takes part in a lot of philanthropic endeavors. He started the ‘I Promise’ school in his hometown of Akron. The school, funded by James’ personal family foundation, gives opportunities to underprivileged children and teachers to learn and make a good life for themselves in the future.

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Furthermore, James also does a lot of work to help send children to college. He paired up with the University of Akron to provide full-paid scholarships to over 1000 students. James works tirelessly off the court to help marginalized communities improve their lives and get a chance in the world.

James is still going on the court

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In addition to his philanthropy off the court, James has also continued to excel on the court. For this season, James is still putting up solid numbers, without missing a single game. James is playing at an MVP level, despite being 36 years of age. While most players decline or retire at his age, James continues to be one of the best players in the NBA.

Feb 24, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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Will LeBron James lead the Lakers to another NBA championship this season? The team is currently struggling in the absence of Anthony Davis, having lost four consecutive games. But with James playing the way he does, he can help the team improve their form as they enter the final stretch of the season. And with Anthony Davis set to return after the All-Star break, they could go on a tear.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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