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Last year, 150,000 pairs of counterfeit sneakers- valued at $1 million- were seized from a warehouse in Olivares Compound in Parenque City, Philippines. The warehouse was shut down, Jon Taffer style, but it wasn't until recently that Philippines' authorities destroyed all of the kicks; which again were worth approximately $1 million.
The lot of fake kicks included knock-off Nikes, Vans, Converse, Adidas, Skechers, and more.
NBA fans in the Philippines were understandably excited when members of the Rockets and Pacers touched down to play a pre season game in Manila. After all, this is the first NBA game being played in the Philippines.
Recently we saw Derrick Rose in Eastern Europe, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul in China, and now we get a look at LeBron James’ promotional tour in the Philippines.
This was part of Nike’s #WitnessHistory tour and stopped in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena. He originally was the guest coach of an exhibition game, but eventually subbed himself in, and of course fans went nuts.
Check out videos below, via SB Nation, and the gallery above.