Lakers Fan Buys Billboards Recruiting LeBron James to LA, Trolls 76ers

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One fan is doing his best to recruit LeBron James to the Los Angeles Lakers when the four-time NBA MVP hits free agency.

Per Chris Walder of The Score, Lakers fan Jacob Emrani purchased four billboards in Los Angeles that went up on Wednesday.

The most prominent features the hashtag #LABron with a caption reading “Cleveland & Philly. You can’t compete with L.A.”

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@ESPNLosAngeles LA is now the latest to post a billboard to recruit LeBron. Big sign on Westwood Blvd.

James H. Williams of the Southern California News Group noted Emrani’s billboards are well-timed with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ upcoming schedule:

James H. Williams @JHWreporter

There will be billboards put up in Los Angeles on Wednesday for LeBron James while poking fun at the billboards put up in Philadelphia, via @VeniceMase. “No process. Just banners.” The Cleveland Cavaliers will be in LA next weekend: · vs. Clippers (3/9) · vs. Lakers (3/11)

This move comes after a Philadelphia company put up three billboards of its own last week imploring James to join the 76ers.

James has his share of billboard admiration to ponder over as he thinks about his future. He can opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers and become a free agent after this season.