After leaving Ohio on not-so-civil terms with the state’s residents, LeBron James returned to Akron on Tuesday to cut the ribbon at a new clubhouse named in his honor.

The LeBron James Clubhouse resides inside an Akron Boys & Girls Club where LeBron played as a kid. He donated the $240,000 necessary for the renovation, and said that in spite of where he goes, Akron will “always be home no matter where I am.”The kids were obviously willing to forgive LeBron for leaving the city last summer to sign with the Miami Heat. But not everyone has come around on the NBA star.

Watch LeBron discuss the new clubhouse:

[Associated Press]