LRMR Ventures is the home office of LeBron and Maverick that manages their expanding portfolio of projects, partnerships, investments, and other business ventures. Established in 2006, LRMR facilitates all facets of business from branding, marketing and communications to human resources, finance, and other backend services for our internal companies.
Founded in 2004, the LeBron James Family Foundation commits its time, resources, and efforts to the kids and families in Akron who need it most. Focusing on education as the fundamental key to generational change, the Foundation serves more than 1,400 at-risk students and their families with interventions, incentives, and complete wraparound supports to help them create a better future. In 2018, all of the Foundation’s programming culminated in the opening of the I PROMISE School, a groundbreaking Akron Public School rooted in the Foundation’s “We Are Family” philosophy that is creating a model for urban, public education.
A kid from Akron has inspired kids and people from around the world with his relentless commitment to pushing for more, to striving for greatness. Central to that pursuit is his commitment to the youth coming after him in his hometown of Akron and across the globe – made visible by the I PROMISE bands they wear on the wrist daily. In the LeBron James Store, you can be a part of that commitment to being best with various versions of the bands LeBron wears each and every day as a reminder of this shared promise to lift each other up.
Founded by LeBron and Maverick in 2008, SpringHill Entertainment develops creative content across a variety of platforms including digital, documentary and feature films, and scripted and unscripted TV. Named after the public housing complex where James grew up in Akron, Ohio, SpringHill Entertainment prides itself on incubating, developing, and producing work that speaks to a cross-cultural audience.
UNINTERRUPTED is the athlete empowerment brand created by LeBron and Maverick in 2015 to give athletes around the world a platform to tell their stories. It has evolved into so much more, spearheading the “More Than” movement that inspires and encourages all people to reach beyond their occupation. The UNINTERRUPTED brand includes a multi-platform digital sports network, original and branded content and exclusive merchandise.m.
In 2004, LeBron's mission to change the world began as he established The LeBron James Family Foundation.
LeBron hosts his first annual Bike-a-thon, a family-friendly event bringing the city and its youth together for a day of fun.
LeBron's Bike-A-Thon was one of many "one-and-done" events the Foundation sponsored for several years to creative positive experiences for families in Akron. But LeBron always knew he could do more. And so he went to work...
LeBron re-focused the Foundation's efforts on the life-changing power of education and established the I PROMISE Program. Taking on a new class of Akron Public School 3rd graders each year...
LeBron's I PROMISE Program provides the resources, incentives, and academic and emotional support his students and their families need to stay in school.
LeBron hosts his first "We Are Family Reunion" that gathers all of his program's students and their families to kick off a brand new school year.
In 2015, LeBron takes it a step further. He partnered with The University of Akron to guarantee all of his eligible I PROMISE students free, four year college scholarships. The announcement immediately changes the dreams and long-term plans of families across Akron.
LeBron establishes the I PROMISE Institute on the University of Akron campus as an around-the-clock resource center for his I PROMISE students, acclimating them to life on a college campus.
The Ohio Board of Education formally approves the designs and creation of the I PROMISE School in Akron. Educators, civic leaders, academic experts, community members, parents and students immediately get to work on the creation of the curriculum, innovative school year, and wrap-around supports IPS will provide.
On July 30, 2018 the I PROMISE School opened its doors for an historic first day of school for its inaugural class of 240 I PROMISE students.
Now the kid from Akron is rolling all of his efforts in to the I PROMISE School in order to change the lives of kids and families across Akron and create a model of urban public education for the rest of the world to follow.
LeBron announces the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels for students and their families who need a safe, comforting place to stay as they work through challenges they may be facing including homelessness, domestic violence, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Taking their shared commitment to LeBron’s kids to a new level, Kent State University offered the life-changing opportunity of free tuition to LeBron’s Akron I PROMISE Network students. Now the I PROMISE students have a world of opportunity and choices for their next educational step.
Inspired by the kids and families in Akron and the promises we’ve been making since 2011, LeBron’s first children’s book “I PROMISE” shares the program’s motivational and uplifting message with the masses.
Capturing the life-changing progress of the I PROMISE School in real-time, LeBron’s passion for empowering students and families through education debuted with the SpringHill Entertainment-produced “I PROMISE” series on Quibi.
LeBron’s life-long affinity for Nike has evolved into a lifetime partnership with the iconic brand.
Rooted in their shared commitment to communities, LeBron’s partnership with Walmart will uplift and inspire youth through efforts focused on education, community and creating change.
As one of the brand’s earliest investor and ambassador, LeBron looks to Beats to bring his love of music to life every day, every game.
LeBron’s longtime affinity for the GMC brand has now manifested as a partnership around the company’s new GMC Hummer EV, their first ever electric super truck.
AT&T and LeBron have teamed up for a long-term, multi-faceted partnership rooted in the mutual mission to use technology, entertainment and innovation towards social advancement, including at the Foundation’s I PROMISE Village serving families in immediate need.
One of LeBron’s earliest endorsement deals remains a central partnership that channels refreshing energy and positivity into each of its collaborations.
With LeBron’s love of games, the 2K partnership has expanded from exclusive gaming content to community work through the 2K court at the I PROMISE School.
A by-chance stop into a RIMOWA store has evolved into a partnership where LeBron is not only a fan of the internationally-acclaimed brand, but a face of the brand as well.
With a partnership that spans finance, business, and philanthropy, Chase has become an integral piece of LeBron’s efforts to create change.
When it comes to his body and his regimen, LeBron uses only the best to remain at the top of his game. That’s why he founded sports nutrition company Ladder, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger and his trainer, Mike Mancias, to create safe, certified sports nutrition products he could trust.
A long-time partner in all officially licensed and authenticated LeBron items, his crown signature is only legit if it’s certified by Upper Deck.
LeBron knows taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. Through his partnership with Calm, he is empowering people around the world to recognize and value the important of mental fitness, while providing the tools needed to achieve it. He is also extending those resources to the social emotional supports provided at the I PROMISE School and youth organizations across the country.
As a passionate sports fan, LeBron’s stake in the storied Liverpool football franchise was an opportunity of a lifetime through a long-term partnership with Fenway Sports Group.
LeBron’s love of pizza led him to become one of Blaze Pizza’s original founding investors and leading brand ambassador for the nation’s largest and fastest growing fast-casual pizza chain.
LeBron’s meteoric rise started early in his tenure at St. Vincent – St. Mary high school in Akron, OH, where he and the famed “Fab Five” led the school to three state titles in their historic run. Along the way, he earned accolades including Mr. Ohio Basketball (2001-2003), Mr. Basketball (2002-2003), Gatorade Player of the Year (2002) and became a McDonald’s All American MVP in 2003.
In the 2003 NBA Draft, LeBron was selected number one overall to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his first season, he became the franchise’s first player – and the youngest player ever – to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
LeBron spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A leader on and off the floor, LeBron helped lead the Cavs to three postseason appearances. In the 2007-2008 season, he won the NBA scoring title averaging 30 points per game.
After exercising his free agency for the first time in his career, James joined the Miami Heat in the 2010-11 season. The team won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013 with LeBron earning Finals MVP awards in each campaign.
In July of 2014, LeBron memorably announced he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a mission to deliver his home state a title.
After making it to the Finals but falling short in his first season back, in year two, LeBron led the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit to win the franchise’s first championship and the city’s first title in more than 50 years. He was again voted Finals MVP. He would bring the Cavaliers back to the finals the following two seasons, capping an historic run of eight-straight finals appearances.
In 2018, LeBron joined the Los Angeles Lakers, taking the opportunity to help return the historic franchise to its former glory. Following in the footsteps of the game’s largest legends, LeBron is now in his second season in purple and gold.
LeBron has proudly represented USA in the Olympics three times, helping Team USA earn medals in each campaign. In the 2004 Olympics, he helped the team win a bronze medal in Athens. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he helped the historic USA Dream Team win gold. In 2012 he helped team USA repeat with back-to-back golds in the London Olympics.
In addition to his Olympics participation, LeBron has also represented USA in FIBA tournaments including first place finishes in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship and 2006 FIBA Americas Championship in Japan.
Over the course of his career, LeBron has been named the NBA’s MVP four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and earned three NBA Finals MVP honors (2012, 2013, 2016).
Since joining the NBA in 2004, LeBron has been selected to 16 All-Star games, the third most selections in NBA History. In Chicago 2020, he will set the NBA record for All-Star starts with 16. He has been named the All-Star Game MVP three times (2006, 2008, 2018)..
For his achievements on and off the court, the Associated Press has voted LeBron as the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year three times. In 2019, he was named the Associated Press Athlete of the Decade.
Sports Illustrated has selected LeBron as their Sportsperson of the Year twice (2012, 2016), becoming just the seventh NBA player to earn the honor.
With Randy as Chief of Staff, Maverick as the CEO of several of their companies, and Rich as his agent, the LRMR team continues to set a new standard for success on and off the court.
A bond formed in grade school. A partnership forged from loyalty. Right alongside LeBron throughout his ascension have been three of his closest friends and now business partners: Randy, Maverick and Rich.