LeBron James arriving on August 19 for second visit to Manila for Nike Rise program
LeBron James will be back in Manila on August 19. AP

NBA superstar LeBron James is set to return to Manila next week for a longer visit that will be highlighted by his appearance as mentor of the Nike Rise team in a game against UAAP players.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star is set to arrive on August 19 (Wednesday) and is set to stay for a couple of days, unlike his first visit where he stayed just a day as part of a whirlwind, multi-city tour.

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The former NBA MVP will hold a press conference the next day (August 20) and is set to act as mentor when the finalists of Nike Rise - a reality documentary program that put street ballers from around the country in a rigorous training program - play a UAAP selection, either on August 21 or 22.

If LeBron's schedule permits, an out-of-town trip is also scheduled for one of the most dominant players to ever play.

James will be the second NBA star to act as Nike Rise guest coach after Paul George, the Indiana Pacers forward who arrived last July 19 and spent a few days with the aspirants.

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