The people of China still have great admiration and love for the King of the National Basketball Association.
For the 12th year in a row, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the country as part of Nike’s tour of Asia.
The four-time league Most Valuable Player visited both Guangzhou and Beijing last week, hosting shooting drills and skill competitions while at the High School Basketball League All-Star Game at the Tianhe Sports Center. He worked with the Under-23 Chinese National team, as well.
James then took part in a massive championship parade in front of over 10,000 fans to celebrate the Cavaliers’ title victory over the 73-win Golden State Warriors in June.
“I have been coming here for a long time and knowing that I had this kind of support behind me keeps me going,” James said when asked what motivated him when the Cavaliers were down 3-1 in the series.