Like him or hate him, LeBron James has been a good friend of Akron's basketball program.
He set up the contract with Nike. He brings notoriety to the program through comments in the national media. He organizes camps at Rhodes Arena. He held his second MVP ceremony here.
According to one Web site, the city of Akron might be distancing itself from the hometown hero by removing "Home of LeBron James" signs.
With that said...