IN VINES: LeBron treats PH fans to dunk show

Jane Bracher
IN VINES: LeBron treats PH fans to dunk show
Filipino fans, who braved a rainy Thursday night, August 20, are treated to a real show

MANILA, Philippines — Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James did not play until the final 5 minutes of the scrimmage involving the Nike Rise campaign participants. But when he took off his shirt and put on his jersey, Filipino fans who braved a rainy Thursday night, August 20, were treated to a real show.


The 30-year old James, who’s in town for the Nike Rise program, slammed home throwdown after throwdown, showing off his athletic ability at the Mall of Asia Arena.




But like any other human, the world’s best player also had some missed shots, including a 3-pointer he backironed.




Local Filipino ballers took the chance to impress the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, with Chris Ellis and Kobe Paras displaying their hops with numerous dunks.


Jeff Chan also had his moment under the spotlight when he escaped James’ defense and scored on a nifty lay-up.



James capped off his second day in Manila with the exhibition game following an afternoon press conference.


He is expected to visit the Nike store at Bonifacio Global City on Friday, August 21.

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