It’s no secret that L.A. Lakers forward LeBron James is an icon, however, the three-time NBA champion can now add fashion icon to his status.
Tomorrow (Sept. 5), the Akron, OH. native LeBron James will be presented the Fashion Icon Award during a private event for New York Fashion Week.
According to sports reporter Scoop B, the event will include presentations by fashion designers Kimberly Goldson, Undra Celeste NY and Fe Noel as well as a dinner honoring King James, Harlem stylist Dapper Dan, Bethann Hardison, and stylist Jason Rembert.
Los Angeles Times reports that the event is titled “The Strongest.”
LeBron has come a long way from his oversized white suit in the 2003 NBA draft.
The three-time NBA champion has developed a reputation for tailored, pristine looks in the pregame tunnels, and he even equipped his Cleveland Cavalier teammates with dapper Thom Browne suits during their playoff run to the 2018 NBA Finals.
James, who just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, recently opened his unprecedented I Promise School to help some of Akron’s most challenged students with education and support, it will provide educational, career and emotional support for parents.
“We are going to be that groundbreaking school that will be a nationally recognized model for urban and public school excellence,” I Promise principal and Akron native Brandi Davis said during a press conference. “We are letting people know it is about true wrap-around support, true family integration and true compassion.”
The I Promise School, which is part of the Akron Public Schools, opened in August 2018 for 240 third- and fourth-graders. The school will expand year by year, going to second and fifth grades next year until it is grades 1-8 by 2022.