LeBron: Filipinos are passionate people
MANILA, Philippines -- Awed by the Filipinos' passion for basketball, LeBron James wonders why it took him so long to visit the Philippines.
What stood out for the Miami Heat star?
The Filipinos' passion, especially for basketball.
"So far, so great. I'm so happy to be here," he said. "It's a great culture. They're (Filipinos) passionate about what they do."
James shared that his Heat coach, Filipino-American Erik Spoelstra, has talked to him about the Filipinos' legendary love for the sport.
"Basketball being huge, I'm happy to be here just trying to inspire people the best way I can," he said.