LeBron James has joined Kobe Bryant in being honored in the Philippines.

Nike is immortalizing his image with a massive mural of the Cleveland Cavaliers star on a basketball court in the country that shows him so much love.

Per Spin.ph:

LeBron James visited the Tenement in Bicutan, Taguig on Day Two of his second trip to the country.

The four-time NBA MVP arrived at mid-morning on Friday to a warm and loud reception from several thousand residents who waited for hours to see him.

Highlights of his visit included the unveiling of a basketball court that was painted by local artists in his image and a short ceremony where the two-time NBA champion made handprints and made an autograph on a cement cast destined for the House of Rise.

“Of course it’s humbling to know that you’re inspiring people all over the world, all the way to your homeland. I’m also grateful… It’s a really cool thing that they would do something like that in their home and allow me to be an inspiration to them. Hopefully I can stay there forever and make my mark here but to be there today and to see those kids, all those families. To have that sense of hope and bringing that hope. They all need each other to be great and they’re definitely going there,” James said afterwards.


By Glenn Erby

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