Nike Basketball Lebron James China Tour 2012 Beijing | Event Recap

By - August 22nd, 2012

While the debate rages among sports pundits who have lately taken to arguing whether LeBron James has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best ever to set foot on a basketball court, what’s not up for debate is just what LeBron has accomplished this summer: namely, an Olympic gold medal to go with his MVP award and NBA championship. (Aside from MJ, he’s the only player to accomplish all three in a single season.) LeBron has had little time to celebrate his achievements. Just over a week following the gold medal ceremony, he finds himself in China for a promotional tour with Nike Basketball. He kicked off the proceedings on August 21st with a visit to Chaoyang Gymnasium in Beijing, where he was greeted by 2,000 screaming fans. He shared his stories of hard work and achievement before viewing a game between two local teams. The event was the first stop of a four-day tour that would include a visit to Shanghai, as well as the Summer Basketball Gala event, appropriately themed “Find Your Greatness.”