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NBA superstar LeBron James arrives in Manila

Alder Almo - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines -- Two-time NBA champion LeBron James has arrived in Manila. 

The Gulfstream V aircraft that carried the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar landed at NAIA Terminal 2 at 5:30 pm on Wednesday.

 

A gulfstream plane upon touchdown at naia runway 06-24 with NBA star King James on board, arrived at exactly 5:30 PM

Posted by Team LeBron on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

 

King James' convoy of vehicles at the airport

Posted by Team LeBron on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

The four-time NBA MVP is here for his Nike Rise Tour where he will act as a guest coach and will also help in the final elimination of the local basketball reality search by the giant sneaker company. 

 

The 30-year old global sports icon will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon before showcasing his skills in a scrimmage with the Rise kids and some of the top players in the country at the Mall of Asia Arena later in the evening. 

Nike has yet to release official details of his Manila tour except the Thursday event but sources said that James is also scheduled to visit the Nike Park store in Bonifacio Global City on Friday and make a short trip to Tenement, a known streetball haven in Taguig City.  Indiana Pacers' Paul George also paid a visit to the streetball playground last month when he went here as the guest of honor in the House of Rise opening. 

 

tuloy n tuloy n tlaga pag punta ni lebron james sa tenement !!! galing nila mag paint . astig...

Posted by Sky Flakes on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

 

Preparing for something...This friday mr.lebron james live at tenement taguig...So proud of you guys...After paul george lebron nmn...Nice one...

Posted by Saydie Emjhay on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

This is already James' second trip to the Philippines. In 2013, fresh from winning his second NBA championship, James went here for the much publicized Nike Witness Greatness Tour where fans camped out for three days to get a hand of the free tickets. 

Nike changed the process this time as they opted for online registration for the free tickets. All tickets were reportedly gone in five minutes. The ticket to Thursday event at the MOA Arena has been sold online and in the black market for as much as Php 12,000 per pair. 

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