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Lebron James Does Not Want Kids to Be Like Him

Lebron James is by far the biggest athlete on the planet right now and he doesn’t shy away from using his platform to speak about social issues.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward is partnering with Verizon’s #WeNeedMore campaign and is encouraging kids to not follow in his footsteps as a professional athlete, but to instead pursue careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).

The ad premiered over the weekend during the NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship, and alongside Lebron in the commercial was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and supermodel Adriana Lima.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Lebron went further with his message of, “We don’t need more Lebrons.”

He wrote, ““We need more physical therapists, scientists, police officers, teachers, doctors, professors, physicists, computer engineers, etc!! I want every kid to know there is absolutely NO LIMIT to what you can be. The teacher/accountant/scientist/[doctor]/etc is just as talented as any athlete, if not more.”

Lebron went on to say, “I can’t even begin to tell you guys how many incredible men [and] women I work with who have never seen the court but are just as vital to our success as I am. There’s no way my game is what it is without them. Open your heart & mind to the world around you. See the possible. Dream big.”

Check it the full post below.

We don’t need more LeBron’s, we need more physical therapists, scientists, police officers, teachers, doctors, professors, physicists, computer engineers, etc!! I want every kid to know there is absolutely NO LIMIT to what you can be. Your dreams are there for you to EARN. The teacher/accountant/scientist/dr/etc is just as talented as any athlete, if not more. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how many incredible men & women I work with who have never seen the court but are just as vital to our success as I am. There’s no way my game is what it is without them. Open your heart & mind to the world around you. See the possible. Dream big. Then work your tail off and chase it. s/o to everyone involved in #weneedmore. #striveforgreatness #earnednotgiven

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