star LeBron James poses with his fans during a basketball
clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday,
July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat
after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and
re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began.
HONG KONG —
LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who
clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a
store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
The crowd chanted
"LBJ" as he entered the store to meet with a small group
of shoe-collecting "sneakerheads."
He said it was
"very humbling" to know he was an inspiration for fans
in the former British colony.
and miles and miles, thousands of miles away from home, and to
know that you can inspire someone in a whole other country, it
means a lot me," he said.
Later, he ran a
clinic before 1,500 fans packed around a court in Kowloon, then
showed off some moves.
James kicked off
his Nike-sponsored five-day trip on Monday in Beijing. He is
travelling to Taiwan on Thursday and Friday.