As of Tuesday morning, over 10,000 people have signed a petition proposing NBA star Lebron James replace Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, WZZM 13 reports.

The online petition "Lebron James for Secretary of Education!" praises James who recently opened the "I Promise School" for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio.

"LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country. He's shown he cares about America's youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential."

The petition calls Besty DeVos "a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education, wants to gut protections for women and minorities, and has advocated for teachers to be armed in schools."


I know that's it's unlikely that Lebron James would give up his highly successful career — especially since he has been generous enough to use that influence to be an inspirational community and youth advocate for millions. Even more unlikely is that Lebron would ever stand to work for Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric ... but it's worth a try!