Philanthropy Rumors

Three of the special guests at Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game were off to the side during Friday’s pre-game press conference at Dr Pepper Ballpark. […] The players were Rome Shubert and Trent Beazley — two members of the Santa Fe High School baseball team — and Noah Silva, who is a member of the Santa Fe High School basketball team. All three students were shot when a lone gunman burst into their high school and tragically opened fire on May 18. In a show of support, organizers at Nowitzki’s event invited Shubert, Beazley and Silva to be part of Friday’s festivities. They figured it would help with the healing process in the wake of eight students and two teachers getting killed during this senseless shooting over three weeks ago.
No matter what decision LeBron James makes during free agency this summer, he will be in northeast Ohio come the end of July. In his hometown of Akron — where street signs bear his “King James” moniker, his high school gym is an unofficial shrine to his playing days there and a gigantic poster of him holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2016 is plastered to the side of a building — James will be opening a public school July 30. He is the school’s largest individual donor.
Storyline: LeBron James Free Agency
Whether or not James is in a Cavaliers uniform next season, the foundation staff will be there managing the school. “It’s not easy, but it’s so rewarding,” Campbell said, her eyes welling with tears. “And it doesn’t matter where he plays basketball. He can play here. He can play in Chicago. He can go to LA, Philly, wherever the rumors are. It doesn’t really matter because this is bigger than basketball.”
Storyline: LeBron James Free Agency