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King of the Phillipines! LeBron James lookalike makes a hit in Manila as LA Lakers star close to NBA title04:31

King of the Phillipines! LeBron James lookalike makes a hit in Manila as LA Lakers star close to NBA title

Philippines, Manila
October 7, 2020 at 13:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

When Yanscott Mboe, a 27-year-old Cameroonian, puts on the LA Lakers gear, he is a king. As seen on the streets of Manila on Monday, people get star-truck with the clone of Los Angeles Lakers basketball star LeBron James.

Mboe is a trainer at the Philippine Merchant Marine School (PMMS) in Las Pinas City, Philippines. When still studying at PMMS, he was a basketball player for three years.

Even when Mboe goes out in plain clothes to the mall or ride on public transport, people recognise the uncanny resemblance to LeBron and request photos with him.

"I don't know, how even in face mask, especially when I go out. Friends, people everywhere call me LeBron so it's cool, I like it," Mboe said.

"I see in LeBron, not only a player, he's a great big person, he's a very hearty personality, more than an athlete, what he does with the community, with the people, with the family. I see LeBron as more than an athlete," Mboe added.

The real LeBron James can secure his 4th NBA title on Friday. The Lakers lead the finals against the Miami Heat 3-1 after winning Game 4 on Tuesday night.

King of the Phillipines! LeBron James lookalike makes a hit in Manila as LA Lakers star close to NBA title04:31
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When Yanscott Mboe, a 27-year-old Cameroonian, puts on the LA Lakers gear, he is a king. As seen on the streets of Manila on Monday, people get star-truck with the clone of Los Angeles Lakers basketball star LeBron James.

Mboe is a trainer at the Philippine Merchant Marine School (PMMS) in Las Pinas City, Philippines. When still studying at PMMS, he was a basketball player for three years.

Even when Mboe goes out in plain clothes to the mall or ride on public transport, people recognise the uncanny resemblance to LeBron and request photos with him.

"I don't know, how even in face mask, especially when I go out. Friends, people everywhere call me LeBron so it's cool, I like it," Mboe said.

"I see in LeBron, not only a player, he's a great big person, he's a very hearty personality, more than an athlete, what he does with the community, with the people, with the family. I see LeBron as more than an athlete," Mboe added.

The real LeBron James can secure his 4th NBA title on Friday. The Lakers lead the finals against the Miami Heat 3-1 after winning Game 4 on Tuesday night.

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