LeBron James Honored with Namesake Building at Nike Headquarters

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
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LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Phil Long/AP

After spending his career breaking records and garnering awards, NBA superstar LeBron James now has another notch to add to his belt. Nike has named its new Advanced Innovation Building after the three-time NBA champion, Nike recently announced.

The LeBron James Building will be located at Nike’s World Headquarters (WHQ) in Beaverton, Ore. It is a part of Nike’s expansion of its headquarters and will house a “state-of-the-art Sport Research Lab.”

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In addition, the building will feature an NBA-sized basketball court, 100-meter straightway, 200-meter endurance track and more.

James has been a Nike athlete since he was first drafted to the NBA as the No. 1 pick in 2003. He called the honor “surreal.”

“It’s so surreal. It’s been an honor to be a part of such a great company for the last 18 years. And to know that a building with my name will reside on campus — it’s truly an honor, and I feel truly special,” James said.

In a post on Instagram, he added he was “shedding tears” over the honor.

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