Lebron James is here in Manila for the formal announcement of the top 12 in this year’s Nike Rise.
The names of the twelve aspiring streetballers who were selected from a pool of twenty four were announced one by one by Coach Chot Reyes. Interestingly, one female contestant made it to the top 12.
The event was held in SM Mall of Asia Arena on August 20.
Lebron James Manila 2015 was made possible by Nike.
The King of the Court did not only give some inspiring words to the young athletes but also thanked all the fans who came to the venue to show their support for the Nike Rise program.
In the last 2 minutes of the game between the Nike Players and Rise Players, Lebron James stood up and played with the Rise team.
He displayed some of his signature moves on the court which thrilled The King’s fans.
Lebron James in his farewell message did not only express his gratitude for the overwhelming support but also his love to all his fans. To show his appreciation, he gave away autographed basketballs which he threw to the audience. One lucky fan was able to also take home an autographed jersey of The King.
The Nike Team and Rise Team pose for pictures with Lebron James.
Visit Nike website for more updates on Rise.