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Video: Lang Lang and LeBron

Posted at 1:01 PM on July 24, 2014 by Luke Taylor
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media


Superstars, ambassadors, friends: LeBron James and Lang Lang (AP photo)

The Sporting News reports that the NBA's LeBron James — recently in the news for leaving the Miami Heat after four seasons to return to Cleveland Cavaliers, where his career began — is now in China on a five-day goodwill tour sponsored by Nike.

Pianist Lang Lang greeted James on his arrival in China, and the two exchanged gifts; according to the Sporting News article, James gave Lang Lang a pair of basketball shoes, and Lang Lang presented James with a CD of his own music as well as an album of music written for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

This YouTube video captures some of the fun had by the two superstars, including piano-playing by Lang Lang, a basketball showcase led by James — and a special treat at about 1:06 in the video, Lang Lang and James doing something of a piano duet together: