LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:14 PM September 02, 2017

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LeBron James thanked the hoops-crazed nation for welcoming him back for the third time after his 2016 visit was postponed.

“First of all thanks for being patient, I told you guys I’d come back,” said James Saturday at Kerry Sports during his media session.


James is in the country for his Strive for Greatness Tour sports giant Nike organized.

The four-time NBA MVP was supposed to visit the country in September of 2016 but it was cancelled due to “logistical challenges.”


It took almost a year for James’ return to happen and he fulfilled his promise with a private session with members of the Gilas program and the media.

“I’m thankful for you guys accepting me with open arms,” said James.

James spent the afternoon guiding the press and select Gilas Pilipinas players in an intense workout.


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