LeBron James coming to Manila


LeBron James. AP

MANILA, Philippines — Two-time NBA champion LeBron James, one of the best players in the world today, is coming to Manila on July 23, Nike Philippines announced on Friday.

Fresh off a back-to-back title run with the Miami Heat, James is paying the basketball-crazed Philippines a one-day visit “to inspire young Filipino athletes to strive for greatness and keep working hard as he did to win two consecutive championship titles.”

Filipino fans can witness history and see LeBron live for free, as Nike will set to distribute tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets will be distributed at Nike Park Bonifacio Global City at 12 noon on July 17. Only two tickets will be given per person.

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  • wawa2172

    I guess the author don’t know his basketball. Lebron James is the best basketball player on earth today. If James will have time I challenge him one-on-one….sungka and jolen…he he he

  • Noel

    Why only one day? Is that how important Filipino fans are who deserve only one day of his time?

    • BahoPuwet

      it’s only 1 day coz it’s not 2 or more.
      Very simple arithmetic & logic amigo

      • Noel

        Well, not even one day. He left US one day before. Arrives in Manila that day. Go to hotel and sleep. Then appear at his fans for one hour. Then flies back to US. Tonto, Amigo.

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    • archerfan

      these types of athletes are so busy and in demand they have no time to waste. mabuti nga nibigyan pa pinas ng ilang oras. hindi naman tayo big market para sa kanya like china or japan. baka nga pinagbigyan lang nyan si coach spo.

      • Noel

        James was not requested but asked by Nike company to promote the product in the Phl. It’s part of his contract. HIndi si Coach Spo ang may gawa niyan. Ni hindi nga kasama si Spo sa travel niya.

      • archerfan

        if you read the column, it says HE AGREED. kahit may contract sila, they still have a say as to where they want to go. with these kind of athletes, his team has a say when it comes to promotions and tours. you dont even have to look far from you. example is the younghusbands. they may have an endorsement contract with a product but they have a say if they want to attend a certain function or not. and if you read what i said, i did not state that coach spo asked him. it was hypothetical considering hes got a pinoy coach.

      • Noel

        So what’s your problem? Do we have to argue on such a minor matter? It’s not exactly true that the endorser always has a say on where he can go. The contract stipulates how many times he should appear and attend at promotion. If he can choose when and where he wants to go, then what kind of endorser is that?

  • bangopuwet

    Stupid reporter for calling King James one of the best in the world. Every Sports analyst and commentator here in the US call Lebron James the best basketball player in the world and not one of the best. Listen to Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaq, even sports analysts like Jeff Van Gundy, Fratello, etc. call Lebron “THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER IN THE WORLD TODAY!”. I am a Fil-Am fan who lives in South Florida and James is like a semi-god here. Ask even any NBA player and he will tell you that the number 1 player in the world today is Lebron James.

    Just setting the records straight guys.

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    bigyan kaagad ng “balut” at asin.

  • RMMStaInes

    Philippines deserves a Champion name Lebron James, while China will need to pay WorPea and get prepared to a violent visitor name Huaning (Soulik).

  • Geo

    1 day visit in Philippines is not enough for you JL. I’ll bet you will ask for an extension…:)

    • Scrapper Keeper

      Who the f is JL?

      • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

        Juan Luna.

    • Brax82

      Hey Gaylord, this article is about Lebron James not Jennifer Lopez…

  • Brax82

    Yey! A visit to the Bandwagon Capital!

  • alfred sanchez

    ariba anti lebron, ready set go!

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