The King isn’t coming: LeBron James’ Manila tour cancelled

The much-awaited return of NBA superstar LeBron James has been cancelled, according to a statement by Nike on Wednesday afternoon.

“Due to logistical challenges Nike has made the difficult decision to cancel the Manila portion of LeBron James’ Asia tour. We apologize to all the fans in the Philippines and will look to reschedule the tour in the future,” the statement, sent to media outlets through e-mail, said.

James, who recently led Cleveland to its first-ever NBA championship, was scheduled to be in town on September 8 for the Battle the Doubt Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. — By Josiah Albelda