On Monday morning news came out that a Philadelphia-based company put up three billboards on I-480, about 7 miles away from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland hoping to lure LeBron James to join the 76ers.
Darren Rovell of ESPN broke the news on his Twitter Monday and included pictures of the billboards.
The first one is a picture of a basketball court with the numbers 25 (Ben Simmons), 33 (Robert Covington), 9 (Dario Saric), 21 (Joel Embiid) and 23 with a crown, which would be LeBron James.
The next picture says “COMPLETE THE PROCESS”.
The last picture has a very simple hashtag: #PhillyWantsLeBron.
A Philadelphia-based company put up three billboards on highway to downtown Cleveland this morning saying that city wanted LeBron. Here they are in order. pic.twitter.com/vntsa8h3mE
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 26, 2018
LeBron’s pending free agency has been a major talk in the NBA throughout this season, plenty of teams want to add his superstar caliber to their squad but only one team will be lucky enough to get him.
According to Rovell, Power Home Remodeling is the name of the company, and the company bought these billboards for three months.
The Co-CEO Asher Raphael had this to say:
“We’re passionate about Philadelphia. 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.”
An employee of Power Home Remodeling tweeted this out:
— Danielle Chiaro (@DanielleChiaro) February 26, 2018
76ers fans are loving the idea.
— Matt Sawyer (@MattSawyer21) February 26, 2018
We really bought 3 #Phillywantslebron billboards en route to the Wells Fargo center right before we play the cavs?? love this team
— Sky (@Skylerwiercioch) February 26, 2018
*Quotes from ESPN.com*