Running back Devonta Freeman signs autographs during training camp, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Flowery Branch, Ga. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Photo: Branden Camp
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Devonta Freeman congratulates LeBron James on opening new school

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman congratulated Los Angeles Laker LeBron James on opening the I Promise School. 

Freeman tweeted that he’s a fan of the NBA star “on the court, but a bigger fan off the court.”

James opened the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, on Monday. The school will serve low-income and at-risk students in James’ hometown. 

“It’s kind of a bittersweet moment right now, sitting here in my school that I’m opening around these kids, around this community and then at the same time, making a switch to the other coast, being a part of the Lakers now,” James told ESPN. “It’s always a tough decision when you leave home or you leave an organization that you’ve been with for multiple years.” 

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