Lebron James joins WeChat

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 23 2013 03:05 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2013 11:14 PM

Lebron James joins WeChat 1Photo from the Facebook page of WeChat Malaysia

MANILA – Here’s good news to those who were unable to get tickets to Lebron James’ “Witness History” event at the SM Mall of Asia Arena today – they can still interact with the basketball player online as he recently joined the WeChat messaging platform.

James’ official account on WeChat is “kingjamesofficial,” with the four-time MVP set to upload photos, videos and text messages so fans can have a peek into his daily life.

“Communication is as important off court as it is on court. I’m not always around my friends and family with my tight schedule, so I need new ways to stay in touch with them. WeChat helps me do this,” James said in a statement.

Last month, fans were given the opportunity to leave a voice message to James via the phone number 305-767-2226 as part of Nike’s “Leave A Message” campaign.

James led the Miami Heat to a 4-3 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

WeChat is one of the many free smartphone applications today that let users communicate with each other online. It works on smartphones running on iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems.

The messaging platform recently tapped football superstar Lionel Messi as its global ambassador.

Here in the Philippines, celebrity couple Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are endorsing the brand.