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Miami Heat forward LeBron James is shown during the singing of the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Feb. 24 in Miami. James has donated $1 million for a state-of-the-art gym at his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, that is slated for completion this fall. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Then senior LeBron James answers questions from throng of reporters at a news conference at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School announcing he will become eligible for the NBA Draft in June in this April 25, 2003 file photo. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
LeBron James addresses a gathering of family, friends, and media after being awarded the NBA MVP trophy at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in this May 4, 2009 file photo. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
LeBron James busts through a banner with his name on it as the team is being introduced during a pep rally in the gym at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in this March 20, 2002 file photo. The rally was a sendoff for the basketball team on their way to Columbus to compete for the state championship. (Beacon Journal file photo)
St. Vincent-St. Mary's Fab Four Freshman (from left) LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee and Dru Joyce pose for a photo in the gymnasium at St. Vincent - St. Mary high School in Akron. (Beacon Journal file photo)
St. Vincent - St. Mary basketball coach Keith Dambrot (background) speaks to fans at a rally where the OHSAA Division III state championship trophy (foreground) is on display in the school gymnasium to celebrate the team's victory in this March 27, 2000 file photo. (Beacon Journal file photo)
May 18 was like most days for 34-year-old Kimyata “Coop” Cooper Jr. After calling his dad to plan on watching the basketball game later that day, he finished up his work at Salvation Army and headed to the Barberton YMCA to play a game of basketball.