Three billboards in Cleveland attempt to lure LeBron to Sixers
Obviously, Philadelphians love their sports, and when they feel especially passionate about something, they go all out to make it happen.
The 2018 free agent class is an enticing one, and for the Sixers, with a couple minor adjustments, they have the cap space to sign a major free agent to a max contract deal. Perhaps the biggest name in free agency this coming offseason is LeBron James. And the Sixers have already been linked to pursuing him once the season is over.
But #LeBronToPhilly isn't exactly a pipe dream anymore, there just seems to be this very real shot of LeBron taking his talents to South Philly next season to team up with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and try to add more rings to his resume before his career clock is up.
A remodeling company based out of Chester, Pennsylvania placed three billboards all along I-480 in Cleveland that are all attempting to lure LeBron to the Sixers.
The first is a maroon No. 23, with a crown surrounded by the jersey numbers of Simmons, Embiid, Dario Saric, and Robert Covington.
The second reads "Complete the Process," and the third reads "Philly Wants LeBron."
Darren Rovell of ESPN talked to the CEO of Power Home Remodeling Asher Raphael, the company that purchased the three billboards in Cleveland and talked about the motive for this gesture.
"We're passionate about Philadelphia," said Raphael. "We have an amazing city, it's the best sports town and it's an awesome place to live. We think the best athletes should want to play here."
"LeBron is in the conversation of being the best player of all time," Raphael said. "We think if he comes to Philly, he gets a couple more championships."
He's definitely not wrong, the idea of LeBron becoming a Sixer is so enticing, it feels too good to be true.
There's still a lot of basketball to be played this season, and LeBron hopes he can bring another title to Cleveland this season, before he even thinks about where he wants to play next season.
Josh Liddick is Sixers managing editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshLiddickTalk.