Campus center named for LeBron James charity may be delayed

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) holds his hands over his head in the closing seconds of a 89-83 loss to the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A contractor dispute may delay the opening of the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education building at the University of Akron.

The $18 million project is slated to be finished in early February, but the university says it terminated a contract with a general contractor working on the building. reports the university and contractor blame each other for the delays.

A university spokesman says other work is still going on, and the school is trying to finish the project as soon as possible.

James grew up in Akron before starring in the NBA.

His foundation is partnering with the school to provide free college education to students enrolled in the foundation’s I Promise program.

The education college was renamed last fall as part of the new partnership.

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