- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - One of the most beloved residents of northeast Ohio has taken to social media to endorse embattled University of Akron President Scott Scarborough.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1QlNsLz ) Akron native and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a photo of himself to Instagram Thursday posing in front of a blackboard covered in phrases supporting the university.

The post stated “S/O to Dr. Scarborough, THE University of Akron & all my Zips fam!! Dr. S has my back and I have his #UNLIMITED #IPROMISE #EARNEDNOTGIVEN.”

James’ post also referenced the school’s controversial new tagline, “Ohio’s Polytechnic University.”

Scarborough has come under fire lately for cuts and reallocating funds that ultimately eliminated school programs and jobs.

Rumors of a proposed name change have also cast a dark cloud over Scarborough’s administration.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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