Watched Pumped up LeBron James Works out at 2AM in Manila

LeBron James is in Manila and he is all pumped up working out

For the 3rd time, Manila will witness greatness as LeBron James is back and he is once again getting all the basketball fans in a frenzy.

LeBron James got all the fans excited after posting another video of himself on the treadmill, mentioning that he is now in Manila and that he has not adjusted to the time yet.

LeBron James is considered one of the best players on the planet and at 32 he has not slowed down a bit.

Check out LeBron James in Manila working out.

Lebron James: Strive For Greatness Tour Pre-update



Lebron James fans will rock the Mall of Asia Arena once again on September 2, 2017 for Nike’s Lebron James: Strive For Greatness Tour here in Manila. Known as King James to his fans, will visit the Philippines for his 3rd time.

James is coming off to a 7th straight finals appearance in the National Basketball Association (NBA) becomes the only player to average triple-double in the finals. He averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the series, becoming the first player to record a triple-double average in the NBA Finals.

Lebron’s Cleveland Cavaliers loss to Golden State Warriors in their 3rd straight meeting in the finals.

The first visit he made here Manila was last July 23 2013 for his “Witness History Tour“.

The second visit was held last Aug 20 2015 for his “Nike Rise Tour

All events was held at MOA Arena.

I was very lucky to witness him play in person for two times courtesy of Nike and Powcast.net.

At the age of 32, he already broke multiple accomplishments and placing himself at number 7 in NBA all-time scoring list.

Here are some career highlights and awards achieved by Lebron James:

3× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016)
3× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016)
4× NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
13× NBA All-Star (2005–2017)
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008)
11× All-NBA First Team (2006, 2008–2017)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2007)
5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2013)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2004)
NBA scoring champion (2008)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2017)
2× AP Athlete of the Year (2013, 2016)
2× Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (2012, 2016)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2012)
2× Mr. Basketball USA (2002, 2003)
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2003)
McDonald’s All-American Game MVP (2003)
3× Ohio Mr. Basketball (2001–2003)

Tomorrow, King James die-hard fans will witness his “Strive For Greatness Tour” for his 3rd time in Manila. I’m expecting him showcase his talent by giving his fans powerful dunks, chase down block and tremendous assist.

Watch out for Powcast.net post updates tomorrow on “Strive For Greatness Tour”.

Brandon Knight in Manila

Brandon Knight

Currently Phoenix Suns Point Guard Brandon Knight will head to Manila for NBA Fit and NBA Care with 1991 Slam Dunk Champion Boston Celtics Dee Brown. The first event will be on July 19, 2016 at Gatorade Hoops Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City for the tip-off of NBA Fit week in the Philippines. The next event will be on July 21, 2016 at TriNoma Activity Center, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City for NBA Care clinic.

Dee Brown
(Dee Brown on 1991 NBA Dunk Contest)

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Damian Lillard Visits Manila, Sweeter the Second Time Around

NBA superstar Damian Lillard of the PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS ended his Take on Summer tour in Manila. The Damian Lillard Take on Summer tour tipped-off in Beijing which continued through June 14 with multiple stops in China and visited Taipei and Manila.

In a press-con at Kerry sports at Shangrila at The Fort, Manila, Damian Lillard discussed about how the NBA now has evolved to a league dominated by point guards. He also told the press about who is on top of his wish list during this years free agency and he mentioned none other than the considered top free agent this free agency, Kevin Durant. Damian Lillard and Adidas also unveiled the new Lillard 2 PDX colorway which has an icy outsoles inspired by the Portland International Airport’s famous carpet print.

Lucky fans who won meet and greet passes from different competitions online where also able to interact with Damian Lillard himself after the presscon. Few counted lucky fans were able to get his precious autograph but most of them had there selfie faces ready before meeting Damian.

Getting Damian Lillards autograph
Damian Lillard poses with a fan

Damian Lillard’s autograph on a 8×10

Damian Lillard (Left) and DJ Tony toni (Right)


Fil-Am fighter John Dodson is set to arrive in Manila this month

UFC fighter John Dodson is set to visit his mother’s homeland from June 23-26.

Coming off an impressive1st round TKO win against Manvel Gamburyan nearly 2 months ago, this Filipino-American fighter is currently ranked #8 in the UFC Bantamweight rankings.
John Dodson fought for the UFC Flyweight championship September last year but lost via unanimous decision against Demetrious Johnson.
Yearly, UFC fighters visit the Philippines as part of the organization’s effort to increase and establish its presence in the Asian region.   

Two-time NBA Champion Norris Cole in Manila, weighs in on balancing academics and athletic career.

Norris Cole is not only a two-time NBA Champion. He is a salutatorian of his high school, and earned a BA in health sciences.

Manila, Philippines, April 19, 2016 — Norris Cole of the New Orleans Pelicans and WNBA Champion Taj McWilliam-Franklin arrived in Manila Wednesday morning for Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 National Training Camp. Cole and McWilliams-Franklin visited NBA Cafe Wednesday morning and Powcast had the pleasure of asking Cole and McWilliams-Franklin some questions and you will be inspired with some of their answers. Read on below.  

I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life and that’s what it is all about. Norris Cole

 

Powcast: Who are your inspirations growing up?

Norris Cole: My father. Michael Jordan as far as basketball is concerned. I’m a family guy. My uncles, aunties, my cousins and I spent a lot of time with them. So my family is my inspiration.  

Powcast: What are your advice for the young athletes here in the Philippines? 

Norris Cole: My advice would be to work hard. Put your time in and don’t cheat the game. That is the only way to be good at something. In Jr. NBA that’s what we teach, we teach sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude and respect for the game and if you keep that in mind, you can be successful in this game.

“I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life..” – Norris Cole, New Orleans Pelicans.

Powcast: Do you think a lot of student athletes could actually achieve the same thing as far as graduating with honors and balancing their athletic career? 

Norris Cole: Yes, it is very possible. It makes you a well-rounded individual and that’s what I wanted to be. I didn’t want to be stuck in one category. I wanted to be able to be multidimensional and be good in multiple things. I think being sharp mentally and being educated helps in basketball but also helps in life and that’s what it is all about. Achieving high in life and not just in the game of basketball. 

Always be passionate about what you are doing. Whether it is basketball or something else, if it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart. – Taj McWilliams-Franklin

“If it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart.” -Taj McWilliams-Franklin

Powcast: With all your achievements and accomplices what would you impart to the campers of the Jr. WNBA?

Taj McWilliams-Franklin: I think the main thing is passion. Always be passionate about what you are doing. Whether it is basketball or something else, if it is something you enjoy, you enjoy it with all your heart. I love to exercise but I’m also very energetic and passionate about basketball and so for me they go to hand in hand, it thought me life lessons life like teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, attitude that I carry with. I take this life lessons wherever I go.

Norris Cole will have an appearance tomorrow Thursday at 2:30 pm NBA Store TriNoma. The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 National Training Camp will be held at the Don Bosco Technical institute April 22-23 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on April 24

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