NBA superstar LeBron James learned how to play basketball on the playgrounds of Akron, Ohio, and now he's teamed up with rap mogul Jay-Z and Sprite to launch a new program to rebuild courts all over the United States.

"Rebuilding basketball courts, playgrounds, gyms and places for young people to play is one of my biggest priorities," he told PopEater via e-mail.

We also asked the Miami Heat player why the initiative is important to him and about his new cartoon web series, 'The LeBrons.' Check it out inside!