Lebron James, the NBA superstar, will visit Cuba and El Salvador in the next couple of weeks.
The first stop in the trip will be on October 13, where James will be honored by the Cuban government with a trip to Havana.
James, who is an avid golfer, will also attend the Cuban National Day Parade.
He will then return to El Salvador, where he will play a friendly golf tournament.
The Cuban government has awarded the trip to the NBA star and the first-ever Cuban Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP.
In addition to his tour of Cuba and South Africa, James will visit Guatemala, Guatemala City, and Costa Rica.
He’ll also spend a few days in the Dominican Republic, where the Dominican tourism industry is booming.
He’s also expected to visit Mexico City, where Mexico has a large Cuban diaspora.
James’ trip will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which killed 1,400 U.S. servicemen.
The former Miami Heat star and current Boston Celtics guard is expected to arrive in Mexico City on October 26 and will spend time with his family and friends in the capital.
“We are honored to have LeBron James visit Cuba, and we’re honored to welcome him to the Dominican.
This is an incredible opportunity to showcase the Cuban people to the world,” said Luis A. Castillo, the president of the Dominican National Tourism Council.
He added, “The Dominican Republic is a great place to celebrate a Cuban national holiday, the National Day of Cuban Independence.”
James and his wife, Kyra, were married in Miami in December 2016 and the couple announced their engagement in January.
The couple and their children will be visiting Cuba, El Salvador and Guatemala.
The NBA star will be joined by Cuban basketball star Andres Torres, who will play for his country’s national team.
They will also be honored with a Cuban National Basketball Association (NBA) All-NBA team, a special visit by the country’s President Raúl Castro and the Cuban Basketball Federation.
The trip to Cuba will mark the first time a top-level NBA player has visited Cuba.
Cuban basketball legend Oscar Robertson is also expected in Cuba for the tour, according to the Associated Press.
Cuban president Raul Castro is a close friend of James and is expected visit the U.K. when James is in town for the NBA All-star game in 2019.
The basketball star will also receive a VIP tour of Havana’s National Palace and the island’s National Museum of Natural History, the AP reported.
Cuban government officials announced on October 4 that the NBA and the NBA Players Association were in talks to develop a “Cuban Basketball Association World Tour.”
The tour, which would include more than 30 games, would be held in 20 countries, including Cuba, the Bahamas, Mexico, the Dominican and Jamaica.
James will also visit Cuba in 2019, while visiting the United States, the Associated Post reported.
He previously traveled to El Paso, Texas, for the 2018 World Series.
The Miami Heat will play host to the Cuban national team at the 2018 FIBA World Cup in June.