LeBron James will become a free agent after this season, and almost any team would love to have him on their roster. Also, almost every basketball fan in the U.S. would like for James to play his home games in their city. Well, some more than others.
Philadelphia 76ers fans already started recruiting James in the hope he will come and play with their talented young squad. They have rented three billboards, approximately 7 miles from the Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena, with subtle messages. First has a number “#23” with a crown featured in the starting line-up with numbers that match those of 76ers starts Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Robert Covington. The second one says “Complete The Process”, while the third billboard is more straightforward and says “#PhillyWantsLeBron.” According to the reports, the billboards will be there for three months. Take a look below.
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LeBron James himself didn’t see the billboards, but he said he has heard of them. “You can say it’s a distraction — it’s not. Not a distraction,” – said James on Tuesday. “It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering. But people in their respective city want me to play for them. That’s cool I think. That’s dope.“