IN PHOTOS: LeBron James visits Taguig tenement

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IN PHOTOS: LeBron James visits Taguig tenement
The NBA star literally left a mark at the tenement with a handprint on a slab of concrete

MANILA, Philippines – As part of his Manila tour for Nike Rise, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James a tenement in Taguig Friday, August 21 where he interacted with some of the local kids and left his handprint on a slab of concrete.

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The 4-time NBA MVP stayed for only around 30 minutes and watched Filipino kids play basketball.

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His visit to the tenement is part of his series of activities in Manila for the Nike Rise program, which plucked kids from around the archipelago for a training camp and exposure to help them realize their basketball dreams.

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George also dropped by the tenement when he was in Manila last July.

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From the tenement, James next went to the Nike store in Bonifacio Global City for a shoe launch. He had a press conference and an exhibition game the previous day.

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EXCITED. LeBron speaks to the crowd that excitedly gathered to see him. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
HANDPRINT. LeBron leaves his handprint on a slab of concrete. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
LeBron puts a shot up at the tenement. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
MURAL. A view of LeBron's mural at the tenement. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
LeBron James on the court as fans look on. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler
HAPPY. LeBron James looks happy and inspired seeing the kids who love basketball at the tenement. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

– with reports from Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

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