Houston Rockets star James Harden is currently in the Philippines as part of the adidas "Free to Harden" tour.
Harden, who is last season's MVP, led a mini basketball camp and participated in a three-point shootout at the College of Human Kinetics Gym inside the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City Tuesday. The Rockets star also got to interact with the Philippine national wheelchair basketball team and UP's women's basketball squad.
It is Harden's fourth visit to Manila. He flew in from China and went straight to the gym for the event.
"It means a lot to me. This is my third or fourth time here in the Philippines, and every time I come, I have an amazing time," Harden said. "Obviously you guys have a different type of respect and love and passion for the game of basketball, so it makes me want to continue to come back. So thank you, I hope I can continue to inspire you guys. Keep having dreams and keep chasing your dreams."
Harden will make an appearance at the adidas store in BGC on Wednesday morning for a meet-and-greet with fans before heading to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay in the afternoon for the Free to Harden Freestyle Hub.
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