LeBron James' Asia tour includes visits to Shanghai and Manila. The cities are just two of the destinations that make up Nike’s RISE 2.0 initiative, designed to help kids reach their full potential both on and off the court. This summer, the initiative has engaged Nike athletes Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kobe Bryant and now James to work with participants to develop their basketball skills and to instill in them important life lessons. In both Shanghai and Manila, James translated this mission to action as he trained with the young athletes, whittling the field of 28 players down to 12.
“These kids are working hard and are rising to the next level,” explains James. “It’s great to be a part of that.”