‘His will to win is unmatched’: LeBron’s childhood friend organizing Akron Cavs watch party

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LeBron as a high schoolerAKRON, Ohio — The halls of Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School are alive with memories of the student athlete who would one day become one of basketball’s greatest players Saturday.

LeBron James and his teammates from the Cleveland Cavaliers are about to give those who pass this way one more moment to remember.

“We’re going to try to give them as much luck of the Irish as we can,” said Willie McGee, Athletic Director, childhood friend and teammate of James.

McGee is organizing a Game 7 watch party Sunday night in the gym that LeBron built, both literally and figuratively.

“To be here with the St. Vincent-St. Mary community when they win is going to be huge,” said McGee.

It will be a celebration of history in the making, should the Cavs claw their way back from what was once a 3-games to 1 deficit, to win their first NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors.

“To be in one place when they win tomorrow and be able to celebrate together is going to be epic and I’m speaking it into existence, I see it happening,” McGee said.

A promise James made to his fans — now on the verge of reality.

“His will to win is unmatched,” beamed McGee.

James’ commitment to northeast Ohio is an enduring pledge that enriches his hometown, as well as the heart of his grade school friend.

“He’s impacted the community so much on and off the court, how he carries himself on the court because he knows kids looks up to him,” said McGee.

The game starts at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Doors to SVSM’s Lebron James Arena open 7 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, free to SVSM students and children 13 and under.

For much more on the watch party and the Cavaliers, click here. 

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